The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Port Harcourt Branch has said the news of the demise of the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Rivers State Hon. Emmanuel C. Aguma SAN was shocking and indeed painful.
In a press release signed by both the Chairman and the Secretary of the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, it was revealed that the late AG had served the branch in many capacities.
“It is with utter shock and sadness that the leadership and members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch received the news of the demise of our senior colleague, Hon. Emmanuel C. Aguma, SAN at a London hospital on 10th August 2018.”
“We recall that before assuming office as the Attorney General of the State and therefore the leader of the Official Bar, the late learned silk served the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch in various capacities. Noteworthy was his service to the Bar at different times as Branch Secretary and Chairman respectively.”
“Being one known for navigating the office of the Attorney General and nuances of government deftly, we could not help but observe his unusual absence at recent several State functions in which the Bar was involved, the most recent being the commissioning of the newly completed National Industrial Court, Port Harcourt Division Complex and the renovation of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division Complex by His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, DSSRS, Governor of Rivers State.”‘
“Surely, he will be greatly missed by his colleagues at the Branch and we pray for the peaceful repose of his soul.”
“We wish his wife (and our colleague), children, extended family and Rivers State Government the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”