The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Security Agencies Relations Committee (NBA-SARC), Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN, has expressed grief over the demise of Evangelist D.O.C Ezeigwe of NBA Enugu Branch and Mr. Abioye Akerele of NBA Lagos Branch, both of whom passed recently.

Evangelist D.O.C Ezeigwe who was a serving member of the National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association, was known for the elderly role he played in NBA Enugu, and for his numerous contributions to the development of the Eastern Bar Forum.

In a condolence message, Mr. Ikwuazom described Late D.O.C Ezeigwe as a jolly-good fellow, a leader, and an astute Bar man who made visible and meaningful contributions to the Bar.

“He contributed his fair quota towards the advancement of the Bar at all times, and was willing to contribute even from his sick bed,” Mr. Ikwuazom noted.

In respect of Mr. Abioye Akerele, Mr. Ikwuazom recalled his role as co-chairman of the NBA Lagos Branch’s Human Rights Committee and the Founding Secretary of Eti Osa Lawyers’ Forum. He described Akerele’s death as a hard blow, the effect of which will be felt for a very long time.

According to the learned Senior Advocate, Abioye Akerele was a dependable member of the Lagos Branch and a quintessential Bar man who contributed immensely to the development of the Bar, particularly in Lagos.

“The passing of these great colleagues of ours is a huge loss to their families and the legal community. They shall be forever remembered for their impactful lives and will be greatly missed for their selflessness”, Mr. Ikwuazom added.

The Learned Silk expressed deep condolences to the families, friends, and the Bar on these irreparable losses, praying the good Lord to grant them strength in this trying time.

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