4th December, 2021
Bolarinwa Oyegoke Babalakin, the father of billionaire businessman and lawyer, Wale Babalakin, has passed away.
The influential judge, who retired as a Supreme Court justice, died at age 94 on Saturday morning in Lagos.
His body was conveyed to his hometown of Gbongan for final burial and laid to rest at his country home in Ayedade Local Government Area of Osun in the evening.
He was buried at about 4.45pm.
Special prayer was conducted by Imams and Alfas in Osun.
The final Muslim rite burial prayer was, however, led by the Chief Imam of Osogboland, Alh. Musa Animashaun, represented by the Mufasir of Osogbo, Alh. Ishola Olawale.
In the funeral message delivered by the Mufasir of Gbongan, Alh. Moshud Akanbi, he said the late justice led an exemplary life worthy of emulation.
Akanbi admonished everyone to live a life that is worthy of emulation and said everyone should always remember that the life we live, while on earth, would be what we would all be remembered for.
The second son of the late justice , Mr Mufutau Babalakin, said the eighth-day Muslim prayer would be held and that interviews would only be granted then.