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NBA mourns as Rotimi Williams’ son Ladi dies of Covid-19

LADI Rotimi-Williams, son of the late legal icon Rotimi Williams, has passed on aged 74, his brother Kayode Rotimi-Williams confirmed.

Kayode, who is the deceased’s younger brother, said Ladi died at 3 am yesterday from Covid-19 complications.

“I just lost my elder brother, Chief Ladi Rotimi-Williams (aged 74+) to Coronavirus. He passed on at 3am this morning,” he said.

Ladi’s son Kunle wrote in a Facebook post, “My father passed away this morning from COVID despite being double vaccinated with Oxford AstraZeneca.”

Reacting to the death in a telephone interview with Tribune, president of the Nigerian Bar Association Olumide Akpata said it was a personal loss to him and his family.

He added that like him, the late Williams was an alumnus of King’s College, Lagos.

“I am totally devastated by the news. Chief Williams was a big brother and mentor to many of us. Apart from that, he was an alumnus of King’s college just like me. It is a personal loss for me and my family.

“He was a great guy. He was a very nice person. As a lawyer, he did very well in his craft. I wish the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss,” Mr Akpata said.

Ladi was called to the Nigerian bar about 48 years ago and he became a senior advocate of Nigeria in 1995.

He was the principal partner at the Chief Ladi Rotimi-Williams Chambers (CLRWC) based in Lagos.

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