His Life

The OGUNSEITAN Family of Orinkiran, Ilesha, in Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State, announces the passing onto glory of legal luminary and former Chairman of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Sir Edward Adigun Ogunseitan. 

He died on Christmas eve, while recuperating from a surgery, at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.  He was aged 76.

Sir Adigun Ogunseitan was born in Osogbo, Osun State on September 14, 1934 to the scion of the Ogunseitan family, late Pa Nataniel Olatunji Ogunseitan and late Madame Esther Humani Ogunseitan, who both became parishioners at the Methodist Church, Ekotedo, Ibadan. 

He was called to the English Inner Temple in 1965, qualifying one year after, as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1966. He was made a knight of John Wesley by the Methodist Church of Nigeria in 2005.

Between 1991 and 1993, the Lawyer and Human Rights activist, was the Chairman of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, which he ably led through the political crisis that resulted from the annulment of June 12, 1993 election.

Until his transition, Sir Adigun Ogunseitan was the founding partner and Chief Consultant in the 35 year-old Law firm, Adigun Ogunseitan & Company. He is survived by his wife, Adesola, children, and grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the family.