Eminent Nigerian constitutional lawyer and former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has passed away at the age of 92.
Nwabueze died on Sunday evening at his home according to sources close to the family. The prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria was born in 1931 in Atani, Anambra State.
The Vice-President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who also confirmed the news of his death, said the deceased would be missed for his “selfless service and dedication” to the progress of Nigeria.
Okeke-Ogene said, “It is a great loss both to Nigeria and the Igbo nation. He was a very decent constitutional lawyer and minister par excellence. He was known for being vocal and ensuring an anti-corrupt system.
“Indeed, the evolution of the entire legal system in Nigeria would not be complete without mentioning his invaluable contributions.”
He had an illustrious legal career and was considered one of Nigeria’s foremost constitutional experts. Nwabueze also served as Secretary General of the Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Credit: The Nigeria Lawyer