The death of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and human rights activist, Olu Onagoruwa, has been announced.
He was said to have died in the early hours of Friday, July 21 at age 80.
He was appointed the AGF by the late Military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, in November 1993.
He, however, quit the post few months later due to agreements with then military government.
His son, many believed was murdered by agents of Gen. Abacha in revenge for father’s audacity to quit the military government.
He thereafter suffered a stroke and reclined to the background, living a quiet life until his death.
While confirming the incident, Chidi Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, said: “Olu Onagoruwa, patriot, thinker, activist before it became fashionable to be one, good man, SAN. #RIP
Onagoruwa studied law at the University of London where he obtained his LL.B; LL.M and PhD degrees before returning to the country, where he attended the Nigerian Law School.
He established the Onagoruwa Chambers in the early 80s and became a key figure in Nigeria’s human rights struggle.