Barristers & Solicitors
Lawyers, Others Mourn Activist Ikechukwu Ikeji

Tributes have begun pouring in for the late activist lawyer Ikechukwu Ikeji who died nine days ago. Ikeji, died in Lagos after attending a church function.

In his tribute, Richard Nwankwo of Crusade for Justice said: “A brother,  friend,  author,  human rights activist, advocate of good governance,  firm believer in the Eminence of Jehovah,  Pastor, cerebral and exciting orator,  willing infantry man against injustice, wickedness in high places,  and a firm believer in the rule of law, who took part in so many road protests in defence of the rights of the common man,  the weak,  the poor and vulnerable in our society, May God grant his soul eternal peace and blessedness,  and his young family,  the divine strength, wisdom and fortitude to withstand this most heinous and painful tragedy.

Our usual jokes at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, and particularly, our encounter on Saturday,  11th November, 2017, has now turned out to be our very last. A polished and fearless voice. What a tragic loss!!!  We shall surely meet again.  Adieu.

Lagos lawyer Emeka Nwadioke said: “Ikeji lived a short but eventful life. He never sat on the fence on issues. He was loquacious but a fighter for justice. An advocate to the core. He was brutal to his enemies but very amiable to his friends. He was a goal-getter, highly ambitious, an achiever. He gave his best to his society. Friends and foes alike agrees that he paid his dues. Adieu Ikechukwu! Good night!

Ngozichukwu Agboje who became a friend of the deceased on face-bookwrote: “Rest in Peace Big Brother and my Online Mentor.

When you pick my calls I scream “BIG BROTHER” and I hear “Engee Nwanyioma”.

Like a normal rumour the news broke.. Oh he returned from church and went for a dinner and was vomiting and died at the hospital…

I met you here on this platform. You took me in like a blood Sister. You shared same birthday with my hubby and kid brother. I celebrate you three every 20/10.

I came to trust your wisdom and Integrity so much that almost every group I belong to,  you made the choices and simply added me. When my parents celebrated their Golden Jubilee this year,  you visited my village home for the first time.During dad’s funeral, you monitored me to make sure I didn’t miss anything during the preparations. You credited my account to support me.

Last week we were on WhatsApp chat for a long time discussing the decay in IMO state and a way out. We reached a plan which was yet to be hatched.

Today,  you are gone just like a wind…

My calls are stalled, chats stopped, texts not replied… I have cried myself out… My Dad’s wound is yet to heal and this again???

Like I did my Dad,  I will live to relish your legacies. You were the most HONEST man I met on facebook.

Without exaggerations you were a man of Integrity, Equity and Justice.

You were such a bold and brilliant Lawyer, always featuring on Sunrise Daily of Channels TV where you exposed the rottenness in Nigeria system.

90% of when we spoke,  you were teaching me the gains in Honesty and Humanity. You hammered a million times about how to achieve good governance.

You were a very hardworking man whom despite his loads as a popular Lawyer was again a Pastor. Teaching the word of God. Thank you Big Brother for impacting to me during the short period I met you.

I am so sorry my Big Brother if I didn’t thank you enough while you were here.

May God reward you for your good deeds on earth.

My husband bids you goodbye. We are missing you already… Tears flowing

RIP Ezigbo Nwannem.

Ikeji, a social critic was until his death, the Lead Advocate of Constitutional Rights and Peoples Development Advocacy Initiative (CRAI) and founder of Ikechukwu Ikeji and Co law firm based at 16, Fadeyi Aladura Steet, Awolowo Way, Ikeja.

The deceased was also a Pastor at The City of Light Church (TCOLC), Ijesha, Lagos.

Barrister Ikeji was said to have attended the Sunday service at TCOLC, Ijesha, and did not complain of any ailment during and after the church service.

The attorney was said to have had dinner at home and gone upstairs shortly after which he started coughing and vomiting.

He was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed hospital and was later pronounced dead by doctors on Sunday night, November 12.

Late Ikeji was known for his pragmatic activism especially at the NBA Ikeja branch. He was also known for his deep analysis as a social commentator

Barrister Ikeji’s last agitation was the  Federal  Government’s treatment of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The Imo State born attorney left behind his wife and three  children, all boys.

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