From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Mr, Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of former commissioner in the state and renowned lawyer, Dafe Akpedeye, SAN, describing it as a colossal loss.
Akpedeye, a senior lawyer, who hails from Uwheru, in Ughelli North Local Government Area, died on Monday after a protracted illness at a Lagos hospital. He was 59 years old.
The deceased was Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta between 2007 and 2009.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Tuesday in Asaba, Okowa commiserated with the people of Ughelli North Local Government, Uwheru community in particular and Nigerian Bar Association over the passing of the renowned lawyer.
He noted that Akpedeye was a national and international lawyer who made invaluable contributions to the development of legal education and practice as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and as a law teacher at Delta State University.