Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) General Secretary, Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN has paid glowing tribute to the memory of former Chairman of the Body of Benchers, late Chief George Nwokocha Uwechue SAN.

Osigwe also attended the Special Court Session in Benin in honour of Dr. Kolawole Shola Okeaya-Inneh, fondly remembered as the father of Honourable Justice Joy Oghogho Okeaya-Inneh, Ade Okeaya-Inneh SAN, Osahon Okeaya-Inneh Esq, among others.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Special Court Session in Asaba in honour of the legal luminary, Osigwe extolled his commitment to the ideals of fairness, equality and justice. He spoke of Uwechue’s visionary leadership and profound influence during his chairmanship of the Body of Benchers.

He recalled Uwechue’s dedication to mentoring younger generations of lawyers, cementing his memory as an embodiment of wisdom and humility.

The special court session for Okeaya-Inneh was presided over by Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice D.I Okungbowa, and witnessed by many notable dignitaries including Hon. Justice Samson O. Uwaifo, JSC (retd); judges of the High Court of Edo State; Court of Appeal Justices; NBA President, Mr. Y. C. Maikyau, SAN; Edo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluwole Osaze Uzzi; former NBA President, Mr. Augustine Alegeh SAN; Chief Solomon Asemota SAN; Chief Charles Edosomwan SAN, and Mr. Ighodalo Imadegbelo SAN, among others.

Osigwe paid his respects to the memory of the late sage alongside other legal luminaries and family members of Dr. Kolawole Shola Okeaya-Inneh. The session served as a poignant moment to celebrate the life and contributions of the late legal luminary.

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