Tribute To A Quintessential Bar Man: Hon. E. C. Aguma SAN By Elias Emeka Anosike


The news of his death came to the legal community as a rude shock. Minutes actually passed by before I realized that I was not dreaming. In the demise of Hon. E. C. AGUMA SAN, we lost an ebullient lawyer; in his demise we lost an industrious lawyer; in his demise we lost a true Bar man; in his demise we lost a courageous and upright lawyer.
The passing to glory of Hon.Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Rivers State, on the 10th day of August 2018 has placed Nigerians at large and the legal profession (NBA) in particular, into a devastating mood.
In all honesty, Hon. Aguma, was a perfect gentleman to the core. For his huge positive impacts to humanity and his esoteric contributions to the growth and advancement of Legal Profession, he will always be remembered.
The call is now on all the members of his family, the legal profession and the society at large, to strive and ensure that his ideals of hard work, courage, discipline and justice are well sustained.
Nigeria will miss him; The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will really miss him much, the government and people of Rivers State will miss him and the Port Harcourt Branch of NBA (of which he was a member), will miss him greatly.
It is actually a colossal loss. My prayer for his immediate family especially the wife who is our colleague and Country Vice president of FIDA Nigeria, friends, Rivers State Government, the Nigerian Bar Association and Nigeria is for the Almighty God to grant us the fortitude to bear the loss.
May God find his soul worthy of eternal rest.
Rest in peace, respected learned senior colleague,
Rest in peace, a true Bar Man;
Rest in peace Learned
Silk, HON. E. C. AGUMA, SAN.
We love you, but God who has called. you loves you most.