Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), is bereaved. His daughter-in-law, Omonike died in London last May, after a brief illness. She was aged 48.
Omo Ike was married to Abayomi Akinjide and their marriage was blessed with three children.
Her burial rites began with a Christian wake keep at St. Luke’s Church in London. On Friday, June 30th, a funeral service was held at the Holy Trinity Brompton, while interment followed at Hendon Cemetery on Holders Hill Road.
A well-attended reception in her honour was later held at Henson Hotel, Pembroke Suite, Ashkey Lane also in London.
Abayomi was beside himself with grief. Several times, he stared into space perhaps wishing Omonike to surface from the cumulous clouds. But she never did. Born by a Polish mother and a Nigerian academic, late Professor Ifedayo Oladapo, who died March 2010, Omonike was an energy lawyer at the firm of Aluko & Oyebode. She was the founder of Christiana Foundation, established in her grandmother’s honour to make a change in the education of the Nigerian child.