The death of Mr. Victor Omagbemi Grant former Chairman of NBA Warri Branch came as a rude shock to the entire legal community.
Lawyers have continued to pay tribute to the man described as a rare gem and whose death is described a irreparable.
Nigerian Bar Association
In a condolence message signed by the Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Isiaka Abiola Olagunju the NBA described the deceased as an astute legal practitioner who was committed to the cause of justice and promotion of the rule of law.
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association; Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN, OON received with great shock and disbelief the news of the death of a colleague and very active Bar man, Victor Omagbemi Grant, Esq who passed on in the early hours of Saturday 25th November 2017.
“VOG” as he was fondly called by his colleagues was an astute Legal Practitioner who was committed to the cause of justice and promotion of the rule of law. He had served the NBA in different capacities at branch and National level including being the Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the NBA Warri Branch. Up until his death, he was a member of the NBA National Executive Committee and the 1st Vice Chairman of the Mid-Western Bar Forum.
The President on behalf of the National Executive Committee extends his condolence to the family of late Victor Grant, NBA warri branch, Mid-Western Bar Forum and the entire members of the NBA on the loss of a father, husband, brother, friend and colleague. There is no doubt that VOG will be greatly missed by all of us.
May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Arthur Obi-Okafor SAN
Chief Arthur Obi Okafor SAN on his part expressing his sadness over the untimely demise of the past Chairman described the late Grant as a perfect gentleman and quintessential Bar man. He noted that his death will not only create a vacuum in his family, but also in the NBA.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the departed, he urged the family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a good life.
Dr. Mobolaji Ojibara who described the deceased as passionate bar man has this to say:
We woke up early Saturday morning to the shocking and unbelievable demise of VOG upon our return from the NBA NEC Meeting in Uyo.
The death of the past Chairman of Warri Branch of the NBA and the 1st Vice Chairman of the Midwest Bar Forum, a passionate bar man, Mr. Victor Omagbemi Grant Esq who has served the bar at all levels and in various capacities is, indeed, a colossal loss to the Nigerian Legal community.
I commiserate with the family of this great Icon, the good people of Warri Branch who took great care of me in Uyo during the NEC meeting, the Midwest Bar Forum which VOG served as its vice Chairman until his demise, and indeed, the National Executice Committee of the NBA over this great loss.
Mazi Afam Osigwe described the deceased as a pillar of support also had so many good words to speak of VOG
Today promised to be bright day until I received the shocking news of the untimely passing of Chief Victor Omagbemi Grant (past Chairman Nigerian Bar Association, Warri Branch).
It is difficult to believe he has fallen into eternal sleep. If only God would have allowed him to spend more time on this ephemeral plane.
It has taken me hours to come to terms with the sad reality that V.O. has indeed gone the way of all mortals. Little did I know our interaction, last Sunday at the NBA Warri meeting was the last time I would ever see him.I wish this was not true! Alas, he is fallen into a deep sleep.
I condole with his family and the entire members of NBA Warri branch on his untimely home call. I join in mourning him. He was a pillar of support . He would always be counted on in any battle to uplift the Bar and enthrone the rule of law and justice. He was not one to shy from fighting for what he believed in. His life was a source of great inspiration to all of us, his family, relations and friends.
He will be sorely missed by the NBA family in the old Midwest Region of Nigeria, where until his demise he served as Vice Chairman of Mid-West Lawyers Forum. He will forever be remembered for his incalculable involvement, support, advice, devotion to duty, selfishness, longstanding devotion and contribution as a member of the legal profession .
His home call has robbed the Bar of an outstanding leader. His fatherly advice, love and support will be greatly missed .
I am consoled that his leaving was as peaceful and stoical as he lived his life. It has pleases God to call him home at this time to rest eternally on his bosom.
Fare thee well V. O Grant, till we meet to part no more. Good night
Until his death, Mr. Victor Omagbemi Grant was a past Chairman of the Warri branch of the NBA and a member of the National Executive Committee of NBA.
Mr. Victor Omagbemi Grant Esq served the NBA at the branch, state, regional and national levels in various capacities. Before his sudden passing away in the early hours of 25th November, 2017, he was the 1st Vice Chairman of the Midwest Bar Forum.
VOG, has been described as a cheerful giver and a passionate bar man. VOG was like a tonic in any gathering he finds himself. His jokes and lively nature are incomparable. He was a great lawyer and his demise is a great loss to the NBA.