The remains of late attorney-general of Rivers state, Honourable Emmanuel Aguma, has been received by the Rivers State government at the Port Harcourt international airport.
The government entourage led by governor Wike and the family of the deceased received the body Wednesday amidst tears.
Late Emmanuel Aguma died of an undisclosed ailment in a London hospital on the 10th of August, 2018. News of his death came as a surprise to members of the public.
A statement by Simeon Nwakandu – Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media reads:
“Governor Wike receives remains of Late Attorney-General of Rivers State
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday received the remains of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State, Honourable Emmanuel Aguma(SAN) at the Port Harcourt International Airport.
Governor Wike received the remains of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State alongside the family of the Late Legal Luminary.
Also at the airport to witness the reception of the remains of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State were members of the National Assembly, Rivers State Executive Council, Senior Lawyers and friends of the departed Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The Embrayer Legacy 650 Plane that conveyed the remains touched down at the Port Harcourt International Airport by 6 07pm.
It was a brief and solemn ceremony as the remains were moved into a waiting ambulance.
A prayer was said for the repose of the soul of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State by Venerable Fyneface Akah.
After the airport reception, the remains of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State was deposited at the mortuary of Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital in Port Harcourt.
The Late Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Rivers State will be buried between September 14 and 15 , 2018.”
The government is yet to announce a date for the burial of the late legal luminary.