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Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by PublicHealthNig: 3:53pm On Apr 06, 2019
The intrigues and the power play in the Nigerian political sphere did not begin today I stumbled on this story on @Ngrfacts on twitter investigated deeper and decided to share .

Olabode Akanbi Thomas was born to the family of Andrew Thomas, a wealthy trader and auctioneer who was originally from Oyo but migrated to Lagos. He attended C.M.S. Grammar School, a missionary school founded by Thomas Babington Macaulay and James Pinson Labulo Davies. After completing his studies, he served as a junior clerk at the Nigerian Railway Corporation but towards the end of the year, he resigned his appointment and went to London to study law. He was called to the bar in 1942 and returned to Nigeria to establish what became a successful practice in Lagos.

According to many accounts, Bode was an excellent lawyer who was however arrogant. Due to his education Thomas was made the chairman of the Oyo Divisional Council at a time when the Oba Adeyemi (the father of the current Alaafin) was still a member.
At its Inaugural meeting of the council, Thomas arrived and all the other councilors, except Oba Adeyemi, stood up to welcome him. He rudely told the king “WHY WERE YOU SITTING WHEN I WALKED IN? WHY CANT YOU SHOW ME RESPECT?” At that time Bode was 34 years old while the Alaafin was in his 60s. The Alaafin felt very insulted. he told Bode “SHEY EMI ON GBO MO BAUN? EMI NI ONGBO BI AJA MO BAUN{ IS IT ME YOU ARE BARKING AT LIKE THAT? IS IT ME YOU ARE BARKING LIKE A DOG AT LIKE THAT? KEEP BARKING.”
That was on 22nd November 1953. It was reported that Bode Thomas got home and started barking. He barked and barked and barked all night. Then he died. He died on 23 November 1953.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Factfinder1(m): 4:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
Yoruba people and jazz.....you don't fvck with royalty and get away with it

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by AfroMighty(m): 4:16pm On Apr 06, 2019
Alaafin out of all kings?
He must have smoke ogbomoso weed before the meeting....

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Heyzee5: 5:09pm On Apr 06, 2019
Baba (Alaafin) don put ataare for mouth grin.....if u know, you know.
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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by BornnAgainChild(f): 5:10pm On Apr 06, 2019
He died barking like a dog

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by ainas247: 5:10pm On Apr 06, 2019
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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by helinues: 5:10pm On Apr 06, 2019
Ok

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by AngelicBeing: 5:11pm On Apr 06, 2019
sad
Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Prodigytal: 5:11pm On Apr 06, 2019
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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by ifex370(m): 5:11pm On Apr 06, 2019
How true

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by BornnAgainChild(f): 5:11pm On Apr 06, 2019
Afonja Ajoka

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by daniska3yaro(m): 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
Hmmm
Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Learnstuffs: 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
More like Macmillian tale

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Zico5(m): 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
Religion apart, there is supernatural power for kings especially foremost kings like Ooni, Alaafin, and other prominent kings in Yoruba land. If they use their stool and some ancient artifacts they have to curse u, u will be miserable for the rest of ur life. That's why I pity some of those people on nairaland that talk anyhow to kings cos this is a faceless group. The day ur cup will be full then u will know power is still in existence.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by NORSIYK(m): 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
Lol it couldn't have happened

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by ednut1(m): 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
Fallacy. The useless kings could not command whites to run mad or bark like dogs. The man had rabies end of story.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by LazyGold(m): 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
If you want to die Young go and disrespect a Yoruba King, you dare not try it with Chief talk less of King

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Buliwyf: 5:12pm On Apr 06, 2019
All these myths and legends self. This nairaland and fake stories that cannot be corroborated.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Nobody: 5:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
Nonsense

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by BoboKush(m): 5:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
Wow grin

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Getintouch2004(m): 5:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
Was that enough reason to kill him

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by WisdomFlakes: 5:13pm On Apr 06, 2019
ifex370:
How true
Very very true.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by ecclize: 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
Interessting... I pity the man sha
Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Olajah81: 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
Constituted authority
Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by lordwyze(m): 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
Hmm
Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by theenchanter: 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
Faabu o! cheesy

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by InaNla(f): 5:14pm On Apr 06, 2019
video evidence...

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by Kendumazy(m): 5:16pm On Apr 06, 2019
Indomie generations arguing that there is no jazz. You wanna confirm? Go and say nonsense to a king.

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Re: Bode Thomas: How Nigerian Lawyer Died Mysteriously After Insulting Alaafin by jchioma: 5:16pm On Apr 06, 2019
Wait. Is it the same popular Bode Thomas of Surulere Lagos?

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