Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Babatunde Olusola Benson, has been confirmed dead.
His death was announced earlier today by the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Shotobi, and Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian bar association.
Born and brought up in Ikorodu to the famous Benson family on July 4, 1932, Benson was called to the English bar in 1959.
He joined the law firm of his uncle, TOS Benson, SAN, where he eventually rose to the position of the Head of Chambers.
Benson subsequently became General Secretary of the NBA. He was also subsequently elected Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
He brought up the idea of an association of African lawyers under the aegis of the African Bar Association (ABA) and subsequently emerged its President between 1978 and 1980.