The Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court of Justice, Alhaja Fatimo Badrudeen died on Monday at 53 at the University College Hospital UCH, Ibadan after a brief illness.
Patmos Media Line learnt she was buried on Monday evening according to Islamic rites.
The late Chief Registrar was expected to be one of the persons to be soon appointed as a High Court Judge in the State.
Mrs. Opeyemi Udoh, Public Relations Officer of Oyo State Judiciary who confirmed her death stated that “It is true that the Chief Registrar died today (Monday). She was 53 years old.”
The deceased was called to Bar in 1993 and started practicing at the Law Firm of Alhaji R. A. Sarumi.
She became a Magistrate and later, the Chief Magistrate thereafter she was appointed as the Chief Registrar of the State High Court.
Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has expressed sadness at her sudden death.
The governor described her death as a rude shock, noting that her exit has created a huge vacuum in the Judicial Arm of government, as according to him, Mrs. Badrudeen was a vivacious and hardworking individual..
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor commiserated with the Chief Judge of the state, Honorable Justice Munta Abimbola and the members of the Judiciary as well as members of the late Mrs. Badrudeen’s immediate family.
He prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the deceased and also uphold the family she left behind.
The governor said: “The news of the death of Alhaja Fatimo Badrudeen is saddening. It is a sad loss to Oyo State and a great blow to the Judiciary, where her vivacious and hardworking nature showed all through her career.
“I condole with the Chief Judge of the state, members of the Judiciary and the family Madam Badrudeen left behind.
“It is my prayer that God will uphold everyone she left behind.”
The statement noted that the late chief registrar was called to the Bar in 1993 and started her legal career around the same period, before joining the lower bench of the Oyo State Judiciary as magistrate.
She later rose to become Chief Magistrate (Administration) before rising to the post of the Chief Registrar of the High Court.