More Details Emerge on Cause of Ogaga Emoghwanre’s Death


Details have emerged on how Mr. Ogaga Emoghwanre, the Special Assistant to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Olumide Akpata died.

According to City Lawyer, the erstwhile candidate for the position of NBA Publicity Secretary passed away today in Warri while attending a two-day workshop titled, ‘The Role of the Nigeria Police in the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and Compliance with Principles of Human Rights in Law Enforcement.’ The workshop was organised by NBA in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation.

It was gathered that the charismatic Bar-man and incumbent NBA Benin Branch Publicity Secretary suddenly took ill and collapsed yesterday during the workshop. He was rushed to a top-notch hospital in Warri where he was placed on oxygen.

There were strong indications that he remained in that condition for about 24 hours while colleagues hoped that he would come through the bend soonest. He however passed away today.

A source at NBA Benin Branch also confirmed that the deceased had a similar challenge about a week ago while participating in a friendly match between the Branch and a local team, adding that he had to be substituted when he “nearly collapsed” and was advised to take a rest.

Ogaga, as he was fondly called, polled 15,369 votes in the last NBA Elections, 2,281 votes less than the 17,650 votes polled by his opponent, Mr. Habeeb Akorede Lawal who was declared winner of the election for the position of NBA Publicity Secretary.

He is survived by his wife and a child.

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