Nigeria’s Former Minister of Justice Dr. Olu Onagoruwa dies at 80


A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Olu Onagoruwa, is dead.

Onagoruwa, a human rights activist, died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 80.

He was appointed the AGF by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, in November 1993.

He, however, quit the post few months later due to agreements with then military government.

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.

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