Encomiums, As Obonna, Oldest Lawyer In Umuahia Passes On

obonnaIt was tributes galore for the late John Nwabueze Obonna recently when his colleagues and relatives paid him their last respects during his burial at his Ohokobe Ndume country home in Umuahia North Local Governemnt Area (LGA) of Abia State.

The late Obonna was a lawyer, the oldest in Umuahia at the time of his death. He was a former chairman of Umuahia branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). He was also the Chancellor of the Diocese of Umuahia (Anglican Communion) as well as the traditional ruler of Ndume/Amaoforo autonomous community.

At the commendation service held in honour of the late Obonna at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ohokobe Ndume, the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Aba and Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev. Dr Ikechi Nwosu, commended Obonna for the enviable roles he played in the Anglican church, noting that he served as the Chancellor of the diocese till his death on December 13, 2015 at the age of 81 years.

In her tribute, the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, said that Obonna’s private legal practice was full of verve and vitality.

Current leader of the NBA, Umuahia branch, Mr Okey Amechi (SAN), who served as a lawyer in Obonna’s chambers, in his tribute, extolled Obonna’s virtues, noting that he had an exceptional practice.

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