On Thursday the 13th of September, 2018 at Rex Lawson Cultural Centre, Bonny Street, Port Harcourt, family, friends, professional colleagues and politicians gathered for a night of tribute in honor of Hon. Sir Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma (SAN). Deceased Attorney General of Rivers State. Speaker after speaker paid glowing tribute to the fallen legal Icon.
In attendance were his wife and children, the executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Ezenwo Nyensom Wike, his wife, Her Excellency, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Her Excellency, Dr Ipalibo Harry- Banigo, the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Judges of the Rivers State High Court, Judges of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt Division, Members of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, members of Body of Attorneys General, Members of Nigerian Bar Association, his old school mates and dignitaries from all works of life. While in his speech, the 19th President of the Nigerian Bar Association, O.C.J Okocha SAN called for peace and reconciliation in families as our stay on earth is very temporal, in a highly emotional and moving tribute, the Solicitor General of Rivers State, Mrs Florence Fiberesima, informed the gathering that the late Hon Attorney General even on his death bed insisted that all consent files be brought to him and which files he signed on his death bed, maintaining that lawyers’ work and their means of livelihood should not be delayed or frustrated because of his hospitalization.
It was a remarkable sacrifice of love for his colleagues of the legal profession and testimony of his passion for the profession.