Netizens Mourn As Canada-Based Nigerian Lawyer, Odekunle, Dies


Users of the social media app, X, poured in condolence messages and heartfelt emotions early Saturday, following the demise of a popular Canada-based Nigerian lawyer, Ayokunle Odekunle.

Odekunle lost his life to stage 4 cancer.

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.”

Punch 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 centred around all aspects of Family Law, Immigration, Wills and Estate, and general litigation.

Odekunle is survived by his wife and children.

Some users on X have tweeted their condolences and experiences with the late lawyer.

A user, @Omojuwa, tweeted, “Rest in peace my brother @oddy4real. I am glad I spent time with you and your beautiful family on my visit to Canada earlier this month. You were strong and dogged. You couldn’t have done more. I love you, brother. Rest in peace.”

Another X user, @OgbeniDipo, wrote, “Rest in peace @oddy4real. You fought a good fight. May God bless your soul and comfort your wife and kids. Amen.”

@alexlobaloba tweeted, “Rest in peace, my dear brother, friend and a great mentor! The writing seed you planted in me back in Mayflower and University of Ibadan will continue to blossom. Thank you for everything, I am grateful. This hits to the marrow.”

@WunmiWonka stated, “Oddy was one of the people who saw the GoFundMe for my dad and amplified without me reaching out to them. I only met him once. He then would reach out to check how I was doing despite battling cancer himself. I was really hoping he’d win the battle. Rest in Peace, Soldier.”

@seunonigbinde tweeted, “Rest in peace, @oddy4real. A warrior who stood by his convictions. This is really tough to take.”

@iSlimfit tweeted, “Woke up to the sad news of Oddy’s demise. This life is just a pot of beans. Death is final. Rest In Peace, Champ.”

@Dentalgiorgio wrote, “Of course, I regret the things I said to him in the heat of the moment but I was hurt by the things he said to me too. I feel so distraught for his lovely wife and child. Rest in peace bro. @oddy4real.”

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