President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commiserated with the family, friends and professional colleagues of erudite human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, who died earlier in the day.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said he received the news of Agbaje’s death with shock.
He described the late lawyer as “an ardent advocate against corruption and canvasser for internal democracy in political parties, who also believed strongly in the sanctity of the ballot box.”
Buhari commended the fearlessness of the late lawyer in calling for the cleansing of bad eggs in the judiciary and standing up for his beliefs as he fought for the rights of the less-privileged in the society.
He noted that the country has lost a principled man as he enjoined Agbaje’s admirers to keep the flag flying.
The President prayed that God Almighty consoles the Agbaje family and all those who mourned the deceased legal practitioner.