ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Hon. Justice Akinloye Sanda. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Audrey Ajose on April 8, 2021
Ambassador Audrey Ajose mfr Ba(Hons)

I first met Akin Sandain the 70's when he was a junior in Libra Law chambers and I had temporarily "borrowed" a desk there thanks to my friend Mrs Balogun, whose chambers it is.

He was gentle and although self-effacing, well versed in the law, putting his points succinctly and without undue verbosity.

He was never arrogant, even when elevated to the bench, and carried out his duties there fairly and with despatch.

He has left behind the finest inheritance a child could wish for - a reputation for integrity, honesty and hard work.

May his soul rest in peace.

Ambassador Audrey Ajose
mfr, Ba(Hons) ADR, CIArb, CEDR
Omo Oba lati ile Ologun Kutere of Lagos
Memebr of the Hon . \soc. of the Inner Temple, London.
Solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Posted by Bisola Sanda on April 8, 2021
Grandad was one of the sweetest grandads on earth. He loved us like no other and he always made sure he told us how much he loved anytime we spoke. Thank you for all you did in our lives. You will be greatly missed.

Love from your grandchildren
Adedoroluwa, Adedaseoluwa and Adeditanoluwa Sanda
Posted by Bisola Sanda on April 8, 2021
Daddy, Thank you for loving and caring for Iya awon baba mi like you fondly called me. I will definitely miss all your jokes, your voice that shone like a star thru the phone, the love you had for us was definitely one that could never be forgotten. We will miss you dearly but we know you are in a better place with your maker. May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen


Love from ur daughter
Bisola Sanda
Posted by Adewunmi Ayomide on March 16, 2021
Justice Akinloye Sanda, a fine gentleman, in whose 3rd Floor Western House Chambers I served my Law School Chambers Attachment.

He was friends with my maternal uncle, Chief Agboola Oke, the MD of Guinea Insurance Plc, on whose platform I was admitted into his Chambers for my Law Office Attachment.

He was a professional to the core in ALL he did.

I recall his well starched white shirts on which he wore his well starched collars and bibs that stood out straight courtesy of the Igbosere Togolese washerman.

He wore them on pin stripped Barrister's Trousers and matching Black Court Vest. He was a great sight to behold on Monday mornings in court. Out of court, the cut of his well fitted suits were something to write home about. 2 piece suits were his speciality

He treated us, Dupe Ojo, Bola Lasebikan and myself, with kindness and shared many jokes with us. He may as well have ranked as our Uncle in his treatment of us.

Dupe Ojo was his Ibadan older cousin's daughter who he referred to as "Sister" and he told us how they back in the days poked fun at the Ojo men's swag chorusing aloud, 

"Ojo 'Badan shange your style" .

There was also the story he told us of the lady who went to Quo Vadis Restaurant wanting to pose to her hearers asked for "spring rollers".

He was a jolly good fellow and had his wits about him, ALWAYS. 

He was a consumate litigator and went to court every and anywhere.

I recall him taking us with him to Court in Oyo town where he appeared before his cousin, the late Honourable Justice Okeyode Adesina.

We went into the Judge's Chambers thereafter to pay our respects and Mr. Sanda (as he then was) in his lawyer's gab prostrated for his cousin and said

"E kasan Boda"

and Justice Adesina responded

"Akinloye dide".

We jokingly referred to him thenceforth as "Boda Akinloye".

Such was the extent of his humility.

He shared with us an experience of how he earned £1k sterling from a brief which he would have missed if he had not climbed up the stairs of Unity House to the topmost floor to see the client because the lifts were out of service on that day. That fee he told us funded his family's vacation trip to England that year. He taught thereby to NOT let any mountain stop us but to do whatever is required to get to the other side regardless of all the obstacles presented and that we should not consider anything too menial for us to do as lawyers. £1k for climbing up the steps of Unity House to deliver on a Client's brief was a story etched forever in my memory.

He was a Father of many sons (cant recall their number right now) and ONLY one daughter.  He loved her to the moon and back told us well ahead of time how he would cry when his daughter, who was only about 5 years old at the time, gets married. He assured me he carried out his threat much later on enquiry .

He loved his profession very dearly and wanted to remain in practice but was prevailed upon by his older cousin to come to Ibadan and take up an appointment on the Bench. That appointment became the sore turning point in his professional life.

I met him on Liverpool Street in London sometime in 2004 and he was a shadow of his jolly boisterous self.

I was very happy to see him after a very long time but also noticed an air of gloom around him.

My enquires revealed that he had been attacked in his official residence and brutally wounded by some criminals he sentenced to prison. He never from what I knew about him later on, regained his jolly mien thereafter. He was crushed by that experience.

I sought him out after I came back to live in Ibadan and spoke with him unknown to me for the last time in October 2020. 

He was very happy to hear from me and I had planned to visit him in his Olubadan Estate residence but never made it before he passed.

"Boda Akinloye" would be sorely missed by his dear wife, daughter and sons, to whom he was a quintessential Husband and Father and also by his extended Sanda, Adesina Families and other cousins. 

He was a good man, an Israelite without guile.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Abayomi Shakirudeen Adigu... on March 15, 2021
Tributes:
*Hon Justice Akinloye Adejare Sanda* Rtd

We thank Allah(swt) for the honour and privilege of his great life. Time flies even when the dignified jurist had spent 80 plus years.
He was a special friend & confidant with whom we shared a lot of happy moments.
His parents gave him prophetic names and he lived the dream of his names to the fullest.
He held Morality like an article of faith, he is indeed a scholar, jurist and distinguished judge.

May Allah(swt) grant him His highest honour in eternity.

May all his offspring be able to carry his legacy beyond our expectations. Amin.

May his wife, Deaconess Mrs Sanda and the rest of the family receive Divine mercy and blessings at this period and forever. Amin.

Alh & Alhaja A.S Adigun & the Entire Family
Posted by Toyin Akomolafe on March 15, 2021
Remembering a dear brother, uncle and father to many.
I call you brother but you acted in all these categories.
Taking interest in my educational achievement from primary school. I remembered vividly thou I was a child then.
Your touched my live in ways I cannot forget.
Thank God for all you did in your life time.
You came down to our levels and related well with us despite the age difference.
Rest on in the blossom of your maker.
Toyin Akomolafe
Posted by Michael Martin on March 12, 2021
I met Daddy afew times mostly at the end of year party at Iwaya that the Sanda's children always have for their parents, the best tribute I can give to Daddy is that you see his values ingrained in his children, I am close to Debo and Bros Akin and they both have generous souls, integrity in their character and always ready to help anyone that crosses their paths. Those are some of the values Daddy left behind in his children and for that I am grateful. Rest in peace Daddy and your memories lives on.
Posted by Oyinlola Adebayo on March 11, 2021
Iwaya was where it all began so many years ago. Our families were neighbours, friends and colleagues. He was the kindest and most gentle of souls Always had a smile and a kind word. Rest in Peace Sir. Oyinlola Adebayo
Posted by Stephen Jagun on March 11, 2021
Met daddy once but being close to Akin and Debo; thorough bred professionals. Obviously a chip off the block. May his gentle soul rest in peace. May the Almighty God comfort and console the family. God bless, Pst Stephen Jagun

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Posted by Audrey Ajose on April 8, 2021
Ambassador Audrey Ajose mfr Ba(Hons)

I first met Akin Sandain the 70's when he was a junior in Libra Law chambers and I had temporarily "borrowed" a desk there thanks to my friend Mrs Balogun, whose chambers it is.

He was gentle and although self-effacing, well versed in the law, putting his points succinctly and without undue verbosity.

He was never arrogant, even when elevated to the bench, and carried out his duties there fairly and with despatch.

He has left behind the finest inheritance a child could wish for - a reputation for integrity, honesty and hard work.

May his soul rest in peace.

Ambassador Audrey Ajose
mfr, Ba(Hons) ADR, CIArb, CEDR
Omo Oba lati ile Ologun Kutere of Lagos
Memebr of the Hon . \soc. of the Inner Temple, London.
Solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Posted by Bisola Sanda on April 8, 2021
Grandad was one of the sweetest grandads on earth. He loved us like no other and he always made sure he told us how much he loved anytime we spoke. Thank you for all you did in our lives. You will be greatly missed.

Love from your grandchildren
Adedoroluwa, Adedaseoluwa and Adeditanoluwa Sanda
Posted by Bisola Sanda on April 8, 2021
Daddy, Thank you for loving and caring for Iya awon baba mi like you fondly called me. I will definitely miss all your jokes, your voice that shone like a star thru the phone, the love you had for us was definitely one that could never be forgotten. We will miss you dearly but we know you are in a better place with your maker. May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen


Love from ur daughter
Bisola Sanda
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Shared by Adigun Morakinyo on March 11, 2021
Got to Joseph Harrison 1985 from Kano, wasn't the brightest so I had to take lessons with Mummy (Mrs Sanda) every weekend. Justice was a gentleman to the letter can't remember ever hearing a pitch in his voice. God's blessings forever.