A former Senator, Onyeabo Obi has died at the age of 82, Naija News reports.
Senator Obi’s death was confirmed in a statement by his brother Zik Obi.
“I wish to personally inform members of Otu Oka Iwu that my eldest brother and past President of Otu Oka Iwu and Bencher, Senator Onyeabo Obi, Os’oji Nnewi, passed on to greater glory,” he wrote.
He added that due to the COVID-19 safety protocols, “physical condolence visits are not necessary or encouraged”.
This Newspaper reports that Obi was an international business lawyer who also served on the Advisory Committee on Rules of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Born November 20, 1938 in Ogidi, Anambra State, Obi attended St Cyprian’s School, Port Harcourt (1943-50), and Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar (1951-55).
He studied at North-Western Polytechnic, London (1958-59), and later London School of Economics and Political Science (1959-62).
The deceased was Director, Nigerian Rubber Board (1977-1979), and a Senator (1979-1983).