Human rights lawyer and activist, Fred Agbaje, dies


Human rights lawyer and activist, Fred Agbaje, is dead.

Mr. Agbaje died in London on Friday, a source close to the family told PREMIUM TIMES.

The cause of his death is yet to be disclosed.

His colleague and fellow human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, who also confirmed Mr. Agbaje’s passing, described him a thoroughbred lawyer and a man of principle.

“He got nominated for SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) three times but failed to make the final list, and he told me he would not lobby anybody for that title,” Mr. Adegboruwa said.

“He was a highly detribalised Nigerian, not many knew he was from Edo State. The bar has lost an icon, his place in Nigeria’s judiciary can never be filled.”

Before his death, Mr. Agbaje served as the in-house lawyer for Ben Bruce’s Silverbird Group, among other positions he held.


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  • sammyctu ode

    Fred Agbaje fought for Nigerians and the dignity of Nigeria. Stand out people like him don’t need their useless corrupt infested San cos he wouldn’t lobby any corrupt judge or lawyer for that undisciplined title. He was a great lawyer honest and very disciplined. May his good gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ha!!! May Jehovah God almighty father, accept his gentle soul in everlasting peace and forgive of his sins.||EMy heartfelt condolences go to his wife and children.Adieu!!!