A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Oladipupo (Ladi) Rotimi Williams has passed away.
The 72-year-old legal luminary died of Covid-19 in the early hours of Sunday despite receiving two doses of Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, his son, Kunle Williams confirmed this in a Facebook post.
Kunle, who took to his official Facebook page wrote: “My father passed away this morning from COVID-19 despite being double vaccinated with Oxford AstraZeneca.”
His death was also confirmed by his younger brother, Chief Kayode Rotimi-Williams.
“I just lost my elder brother, Chief Ladi Rotimi Williams (aged 74+) to Coronavirus. He passed on at 3am this morning,” he said.
Born in 1947, Williams became a SAN in 1995. He was born into the family of late Frederick Rotimi, who was also a SAN.
He founded the law firm to provide a variety of high quality legal services to individuals, private corporations and public sector organisations.
The senior lawyer was regarded as one of the top 100 senior advocates in the country with expertise in litigation and commercial law.
He also served Nigeria in many positions. He was a member of the Constitutional drafting Committee of 1988. He also served as a director of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).