Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Olisa Agbakoba



Olisa Agbakoba(OON)(SAN) was born on 29 May 1953 in Jos. He is a maritime lawyer but is more popularly known as a Nigerian human rights activist.

Olisa attended College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu from 1970 to 1972; Government College, Ughelli; 1973, University of Nigeria Nsukka; 1973 1977, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1978; and London School of Economics & Political Science 1979 1980. He holds an LLB (Hons) of the University of Nigeria, BL of the Nigerian Law School and LLM (1980) of the University of London.

Agbakoba, is a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association from 2006-2008. He is also the founder of Nigeria's foremost human rights organization, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO).He became known through his work in human rights and democracy movement in Nigeria. He was also the founder of United Action for Democracy and the Zambian pan-African human rights organization AfroNet. He was a defender for the Civil Rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa who was executed and was arrested several times because of his pro - democratic activities.

Also see: Dumebi Agbakoba

Source(s): Wikipedia, Olisa Agbakoba and Associates, Vanguard Newspapers.


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