President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, friends and professional colleagues of erudite human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, who died on Saturday.
The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, received the news of the sad development with shock.
He described the constitutional 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 statement prayed that God Almighty would console the Agbaje family and all those who mourning the passing of the deceased legal practitioner.