The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) has described the death of the late Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Hon. Emmanuel Aguma who was also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as unfortunate, saying he left indelible marks on the legal profession in Nigeria.
According to a the statement released by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, on Electronic Media Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, the NBA President Mr. Abubakar paid a condolence visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 16th, 2018.
He was received by the State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike where he condoled with him and the good people of Rivers state, noting that the late Aguma left a very good legacy and would be missed. He said:
“He [Aguma]has left indelible marks on the legal profession. He left a very good legacy. His legacy is something, we will continue to be proud of”.
He further said that:
“This is a very sad visit to condole with you and the government and people of Rivers State on the loss of the
Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN).
“Aguma was an accomplished lawyer. He was one of our very senior lawyers that we are proud of, not only in Rivers State, but across the country. ”
The NBA President said that the death of Aguma is a loss to Rivers State, the legal profession and the entire country, praying God to grant Aguma eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the loss.
On the political terrain, he said that the NBA as a professional body will continue to be neutral and stand firm on the side of the constitution”. He said.
The late Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma died in London on the 9th on August 2018, and until his death was the Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.