DEATH OF FIRST DELTA ATTORNEY-GENERAL; A COLOSSAL LOSS TO THE STATE, LEGAL PROFESSION: SAYS MRAKPOR
The death of Chief Patrick Okpakpor, the first Attorney-General of the State between 1991 and 1992 who passed away on Friday at the age of 78, has been described as a colossal loss to the State and the legal profession.
The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor in a condolence message described the late A.P.J. Okpakpor who was a one-time Commissioner for Finance in the defunct Bendel State and the pioneer Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice when the Delta State was created in 1991, as an astute politician and a legal practitioner of high repute, who contributed his immensely to the development of law and the advancement of legal practice in the State.
While also extending his condolence to the Nigerian Bar Association, the Justice Commissioner affirmed that the deceased was a prominent member of the Bar who also served the State meritoriously as the Chairman of the State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy during the first tenure of the Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration.
Mrakpor, who expressed deep pain at the demise of the septuagenarian, prayed God to grant the family of the deceased and members of the NBA, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed Okpakpor.
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Ministry of Justice.