Buhari Mourns Human Right Lawyer, Fred Agbaje

Fred Agbaje

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday has commiserated with the family, friends and professional colleagues of erudite human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, who passed on Friday.

In a condolence message issued in Abuja on Saturday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said he received the news of the sad development with shock.

Anti-corruption advocate

President Buhari described the constitutional lawyer as an ardent advocate against corruption and canvasser for internal democracy in political parties. He said Agbaje believed strongly in the sanctity of the ballot box.

The president also commended the fearlessness of AGbaje in calling for the cleansing of bad eggs in the judiciary. He said Agbaje stood up for his beliefs as he fought for the rights of the less-privileged in the society.

The president also noted that the country had lost a principled man. He, therefore, urged Agbaje’s admirers to keep the flag flying.

The President prayed that almighty God would console the Agbaje family as well as all those who mourned with them.

The late Human Right activist, who had also been described as “a highly detribalised Nigerian”, died at a London hospital on Friday.

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