The Rivers State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr Chinwe Aguma is Dead.
The Rivers state government announces the passing away of the State attorney general and commissioner for Justice, Hon Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma.
This was contained in a statement by the state commissioner for information and communications, Emma Okah, who made the announcement on Friday night, August 10.
Okah said the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) passed on while receiving treatment in a London hospital.
In reaction to the sudden demise of Aguma, the state government said it will pay respect to honor him by flags fly at half-mast for two days.
Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma, SAN, is a Rivers State lawyer and People’s Democratic Party politician. He is the current Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in the state. Between 2000 and 2002 Aguma worked as Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch, and also chaired the Bar from 2006 to 2008. On 10 July 2015, the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee conferred the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on him alongside 20 others, to be sworn in on 21 September 2015.
He died today, 10TH August, 2018 in the USA.