Shocking story of a Nigerian lawyer, Bode Thomas who died barking like a dog after he insulted the Alaafin of Oyo


He attended C.M.S. Grammar School, a missionary school founded by Samuel Ajayi Crowther and later travelled to London to study Law with Remi Fani-Kayode and Chief FRA Williams.

Bode Thomas, FRA William and Remi Fani Kayode founded the first indigenous law practice in Nigeria ‘Thomas, Williams and Kayode’.

The law firm was in Jankara Street and it thrived. His huge frame earned him the appellation “bulldozer”.

And on November 22, 1953, Bode Thomas had a confrontation with the Alaafin of Oyo where he insulted the monarch because he did not stand up to greet him as Chairman of the Oyo divisional

He got home and started barking like a dog endlessly, althrough the night till the following morning when he eventually died.

About Ayeni Tolulope

Ayeni Tolulope is a fine-grained Journalist, Writer, Digital Media Strategist. He has been a member of the Fourth Estate for three years. He worked with LailasNews for over a year.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.