By Ovie Okpare
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and senior chief of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, Olorogun Milton Paul Ohwovoriole, is dead.
The revered legal giant died in the early hours of Friday.
He was born June 15, 1940. He died at 80.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online gathered the deceased was briefly sick before his passage on Friday morning at the hospital where he was receiving treatment.
He was among the first holders of the title of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Delta State.
Ohwovoriole was the third in traditional hierarchy in Olomu Kingdom bearing the title of Akpeli (Prime Minister of Olomu Kingdom).
Late Ohwovoriole was a chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, between 1985-87.
He was also a former President of the influential Urhobo Social Club, Lagos.
The legal icon was paternally from Agbon-Olomu and maternally from Oviri-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He was made SAN in 1991 and first Senior Advocate from Olomu.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State, Mr. Peter Mrakpor (SAN) is maternally related to Olorogun Ohwovoriole.
The Ohwovoriole family is yet to officially announce the passing of legal silk.