A Nigerian grandfather has fulfilled his ambition to become a lawyer.
The 78-year-old fresh graduate of law from Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Chief Suleiman Adepoju is taking no prisoner as he said that he will be going for a master’s degree after finishing from law school.
The septuagenarian, in an interview with PUNCH, said the motivation behind his return to school at an old age to study law, was to contribute to society.
Adepoju noted that the courses he found most challenging were Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Law of Evidence and Company Law, to mention a few.
He said, “I was lucky to be an adorable child, well loved by the generality of people in my immediate environment. l am happy to say with confidence that l enjoyed the goodwill of my parents. So also, l enjoyed the love of my peers. It is the same now by the grace of God.
“My parents were illiterate but they were very good parents, who cared for their children. Within the limit of their resources, they sent me to school. They cared for all of us when they were alive. That’s what I can say about them; may their souls rest in peace.
“My father had two wives and he had 11 children. I am number three. I have two women ahead of me and the others came after me.
Adepoju fulfilled his dream by becoming a lawyer at the age of 78