The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed shock and sadness over the death of legal luminary, Olorogun Milton Paul Ohwovoriole, SAN.
The popular legal icon died at the weekend after a brief illness at the age of 80.
He was a former Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch and one time President, Urhobo Social Club, Lagos.
Until his death, he was the traditional Prime Minister of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
In his condolence message to the family, Senator Omo-Agege described the deceased as one of the shinning lights of the Urhobo Nation and Delta State in the legal profession.
“The news of the demise of Olorogun Milton Paul Ohwovoriole, SAN came to me as a rude shock and a surprise. His immense contributions to the development of the state and country will remain evergreen in our hearts.
“He was one of the first holders of the prestigious Senior Advocate of Nigeria title from Delta State. Little wonder, he was an inspiration to many,” he said.
While extending his condolences to the Ohwovoriole family of Olomu Kingdom, Urhobo Nation as well as the government and people of Delta State, the Deputy President of the Senate prayed to the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest, even as he called on Nigerians to remember his family in their prayers at these trying moments.