By Nwafor Sunday

Acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has described the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Olu Onagoruwa who died at the age of 80 on Friday as an ardent advocate of the rule of law and constitutionalism whose life reflected a combination of profound scholarship, courage in the face of tyranny and admirable grace in conduct and manner.

olu Onagoruwa
Late Onagoruwa

Osinbajo who went to his tweeter handle at an exert hour of 12:18am on Sunday said, “Dr Olu Onagoruwa was an ardent advocate of the rule of law and constitutionalism & his life reflected a combination of profound scholarship, courage in the face of tyranny and admirable grace in conduct and manner, even in grave travails and trials.

“As a lawyer, Dr. Onagoruwa served the oppressed and gave voice to the voiceless, fearlessly and selflessly. He was a tireless proponent of the freedom of the press and a champion of fundamental human rights in Nigeria.  He proved to be principled and forthright both in private practice and as Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

“The nation today mourns a true patriot who served his nation and its people with singular zeal and dedication. His legacy as a scholar, writer, human rights activist, and strong voice for the less-privileged in the Nigerian society will be long be remembered. We pray Almighty God will comfort his family, friends and associates and bless the memory of Dr. Olu Onagoruwa” he finally wrote.

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