June 23, 2024

Legal luminary, Prof. Cyprian Okonkwo, is dead


Legal icon, Emeritus Professor, Cyprian Okechukwu Okonkwo, SAN, is dead.

A statement on Sunday by Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo (OON), said, “I have just been informed by the family of the passing of the great sage, and a doyen of legal education in Nigeria, – Emeritus Professor Cyprian Okechukwu Okonkwo, SAN!

“He died yesterday, 8th October 2022.

“Prof. Okonkwo was an extraordinary teacher and mentor. He was very cerebral and brilliant and can deconstruct any complex legal problem and effectively impart it to his students.

“We count ourselves lucky to have been tutored by him. We will surely miss him.

“He impacted his world and it pleases God to call him home at this time.

“May his soul find perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.”

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