Legal icon Prof Ben Nwabueze Dies at 92

Former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Professor Ben Nwabueze, a prominent Nigerian constitutional lawyer, has passed away. The sad news was revealed by Arinze Nzeli, the President General of Atani Town Union, in an official statement made on Monday. According to the statement, the legal luminary, Professor Ben Nwabueze, breathed his last in his Lagos apartment at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29.

Professor Nwabueze’s contributions to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and his esteemed role as a constitutional lawyer left an indelible mark on Nigerian society. His demise marks a significant loss to the legal and intellectual community of the country. His passing will be deeply mourned by those who admired his dedication to law and advocacy for Igbo interests.

As news of his passing spreads, many are reflecting on his legacy and the void left by his absence in the legal and cultural landscape of Nigeria. The legal community, as well as Ohanaeze Ndigbo and its members, are grieving the loss of a distinguished leader and advocate for the Igbo people. Professor Ben Nwabueze’s memory will undoubtedly continue to inspire generations to come.

Born in 1931 in Atani, Anambra State, Nwabueze was also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).