Chief Emmanuel Ofulue Esq., the former Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association Lagos Branch was one of the shrewd advocates in the history of our profession.
Those who knew him as a legal practitioner will tell you that advocacy was his toy. He could run with the law like a cheetah, swim with it like a dolphin and fly with it like an albatross. He was and still is one of the few learned mentors in the history of our profession.
Those who knew him as a family man will tell you that he was a loving husband, a caring father and a moral upbringer in the society. His exit from this mortal home is too great a burden for us to bear. I still cannot believe it.
I was physically saddened and mentally dejected when I received the sad news of the year, the demise of Chief Emmanuel Ofulue Esq., the former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Lagos Branch. But as the Bible has it:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die”. We accept the will of the almighty. And we are happy that our father, brother and mentor is now in heaven with his maker.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
His demise is a great loss not just to NBA Lagos Branch, but also to the Nigerian Bar Association as a whole. He has left a vacuum that we will take decades to fill.
I condole with the family of our learned senior and mentor, late Chief Emmanuel Ofulue Esq., the NBA Lagos Branch and the Nigerian Bar Association generally.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live the Nigerian Bar Association.
Mazi Afam Osigwe