BREAKING: Prominent Lawyer Ben Nwabueze Is Dead, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Prominent Lawyer Ben Nwabueze Is Dead, Details Emerge

  • Renowned constitutional lawyer and one-time secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has been reported dead
  • The legal luminary reportedly passed at the age of 92 at his home in Atani, Anambra state, on Sunday, October 29
  • The spokesperson for the family, Eni Nwabueze, confirmed his demise in a statement issued on Monday, October 30

Anambra state, Awka- Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), a leading Nigerian constitutional lawyer and former secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, is dead.

Professor Ben Nwabueze, Anambra state
Professor Ben Nwabueze has passed on to glory. Photo credit: Professor Ben Nwabueze
Source: Facebook

His demise was confirmed by the president general of Atani Town Union, Arinze Nzeli, who stated that the prominent legal icon died at his Lagos apartment at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29.

As reported by The Nation, the illustrious legal icon had been ill for some time before the tragedy.

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The spokesperson for the family, Eni Nwabueze, in a statement on Monday, October 30, also confirmed the development and noted that he died at the age of 92.

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Reacting, the member representing the Ogbaru federal constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Afam Ogene, via a text message, stated that the legal luminary died on Sunday, TVC News reported.

Born in 1931, Nwabueze, who hails from Atani, Anambra state, was Nigeria's first Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

As reported by The Punch, the vice-president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who also reacted to Nwabueze's demise, said the deceased would be missed for his "selfless service and dedication" to the progress of Nigeria.

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In another development, reported that Professor Stella Effah-Attoe, the national woman leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), passed on.

Effah-Attoe died on Sunday, October 29, after a brief illness, her family said.

Reacting to the PDP stalwart's demise, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition party in the February 2023 election, said he was heartbroken.

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