Bode Thomas was born to a wealthy trader, John Thomas in 1918.
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.
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