Canada Based Nigerian Lawyer Dies From Prolonged Cancer , Okowa Mourns


Ayokunle Odekunle a young Canada based Nigerian lawyer is dead 

Announcing his death on Saturday, one X user, #KayceeMaduYEG, tweeted, "It is with profound sadness that I bring to you that our dear brother, friend and colleague Ayokunle Odekunle, #oddy4real, lost his courageous battle with stage 4 cancer. 

"Ayo was a brilliant young lawyer who sacrificed so much to be called to the Alberta Bar this past June whilst terminally ill. We had hoped for a miracle." 

Reacting to the news,former Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said, "Ayokunle Odekunle (#Oddy4Real) was a rare young man. 

"The insightfulness of his tweets, the passion of his support for our party and myself, and the intentionality of his actions that he shared with us online, showed that he was a young man that was already doing great things and was destined to do even more. 

"Sadly, that young, brilliant and promising life has been cut short by cancer. This is why, it is with great sadness, that my family and I send our heartfelt condolences to Oddy’s wife Halimah, their two beautiful children, and the PDP family. 

"We pray that the Almighty God grants the family that he has left behind peace at this difficult time. 

"Rest in Peace #Oddy4Real. Thank you for your support!" 

Investigations revealed that Odekunle worked as a barrister and solicitor at Queck and Associates Law Office, Alberta, Canada. 

Odekunle, a 2011 Law graduate at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He was later called to the Alberta Bar in 2023.  

He worked with Kenna Partners, a leading commercial litigation firm in Nigeria. As a litigator in Nigeria, he took on many high-profile cases on behalf of numerous multinationals and secured victories. 

Ayokunle’s practice centres around all aspects of Family Law, Immigration, Wills and Estate, and general litigation.  

Odekunle is survived by his wife and children.  


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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