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Constitutional lawyer, Ben Nwabuaze, dies at 91

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A constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze has died. The one-time Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide was 91 years old.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Nwabueze hailed from Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In a statement on Monday, the family’s spokesperson, Eni Nwabueze said the nonagenarian died on Sunday evening in his home.

“With great sadness, we announce the passing on to celestial glory of our patriarch, Professor B. O. Nwabueze SAN, NNOM, CON, pioneer Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Oduah Afo-na-isagba of Atani, Anambra State, on Sunday, 29th October 2023.

“He lived an exemplary life of consequence.

“Burial arrangements will be announced in due course”.

The Vice-President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who also confirmed the news of Nwabueze’s 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”.

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