An24- A Former Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Olu Onagoruwa is dead.
Onagoruwa, a foremost human rights activist reportedly passed away in the early hours of Friday at the age of 80. He’d had a stroke since the alleged brutal killing of his son by the military.
The erudite lawyer was appointed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the turbulent political years of 1993-1994, before he was appointed as the African representative to the body that drafted Ethiopia’s constitution in that same year.
He is also well remembered for tremendous work at then Daily Times where he was the Group Legal Adviser/ Company Secretary.
Onagoruwa studied law at the University of London where he obtained his LL.B; LL.M and PhD degrees before returning to the country, where he attended the Nigerian Law School.
He established the Onagoruwa Chambers in the early 1980s and took became one of the pioneers of the human rights struggle in Nigeria.
After many years of practice, he was eventually awarded the distinguished rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 1993.
Social media is already flooding with tributes for the fallen giant…