A top Lagos Lawyer, Babajide Arije has died of the coronavirus on Sunday, April 26, the eve of his 60th birthday.
The deceased who was a Principal counsel at the law firm, Babajide Arije & Co died on Sunday shortly after he was evacuated from his Lagos residence.
Friends took to social media to mourn his death.
“We just lost a friend to COVID-19 in Lagos. He was chatting a few hours ago. Now he is gone. He would have turned 60years tomorrow. May his soul Rest in Peace.” Sola Salako-Ajulo, an aide to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Former media adviser to ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Tony Iyare, gave more details on Monday.
“So devastating to hear of the passing of our dear friend, brother and classmate (Political Science 84) in Ife Varsity, Babajide Arije who died yesterday from complications related to COVID-19.
“One of our classmates who later read Law, he was evacuated about 12 noon from his home in Lagos and few hours later was gone.
“Always full of life, his witty post on COVID-19 on the Ife Varsity Political Science 84 set WhatsApp platform on Wednesday caused some row as some misunderstood his joke. We even spoke later in the evening.
“Arii as he was fondly called by classmates, should have been 60 today. But God knows why He took him to be with the saints,” Mr Iyare wrote on Facebook.
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