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The Otumba of Igbere, Chief Solomon
Ukaegbu Akuma (SAN) was sworn-in as
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), by the
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice
Idris Legbo Kutigi, on Wednesday,
December 12, 2007. He was one of 17
attorneys selected in 2007 for the
conferment of the rank of Senior
Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal
Practitioners Privilege Committee
His swearing-in brought the number of
SANs to 245 as at 2007 since the most
prestigious honour in the legal
profession was introduced in 1975.
Chief Solomon Ukaegbu Akuma, is the
second Igbere son to be conferred with
|Chief Solomon Ukaegbu Akuma, SAN, MON
(Otumba Okpegbuoha of Igbere)
He started his elementary school at Dick Ogan Memorial School, Aba in 1966
which was truncated by the Nigeria Civil War. After the cessation of hostilities, he
completed his primary education at Danfodio Road Primary School Aba. He
proceeded to National High School, Aba for his secondary education from Primary
5 in 1973 and came out in flying colours in 1978. He sat and passed Economics
and Government in Advance Level General Certificate of Education as private
Solo, gained admission to read Law at
University of Nigeria, Nsukka; where he
earned his L.L.B degree. He graduated in
1986 after attending the Nigerian Law
School, Lagos, earning a B.L. Degree.
After his enrolment as Barrister and
Solicitor of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Solo
embarked upon the compulsory National
Youth Service in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He had a brief pupilage in the Law Office of
Chris Uche & Co., before setting up his
own firm of Chief Solo Akuma (SAN) &
Associates in April, 1988.
Solo Akuma is a very active litigation lawyer.
His extensive law practice has taken him to
various Courts in Nigeria.
He is staunch member of Odinma Ebiri
Age Grade of Igbere. He served as a Legal
Adviser of Igbere Welfare Union, from 1988
to 2005. He was the Chairman of
IWU-EZUMEZU 2005 PLANNING
|Solo with Papa and Mama, after his call to bar
ceremony in 1986
Solo has served Abia State Government in various capacities. He was special Adviser
to Executive Governor of Abia State on Inter Governmental Affairs, and later Chairman of
Land Use and Allocation Committee Abia State; Secretary, Visitation Panel to Abia State
University Uturu; Counsel to Isiala Ngwa Junction Disturbances Judicial Panel of
Inquiry in 2002; and Member of Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Abiriba Crisis in 2004. He
was sworn in on 22nd August 2005 as the Honorable Attorney General and
Commissioner of Justice, Abia State.
He has written several legal articles that have been
published in various journals. He edited the book
“Traversing the Path of Justice” published in honour of
Hon. Justice C. I. Uche.
Solo is happily married to Lady Victoria Ebere Akuma
and the marriage is blessed with 4 lovely children:
Emmanuel, Esther, Solo Jr. And Grace. Chief Solo
Akuma has eight (8) siblings namely: Mrs. Nnenna Kalu,
Mrs. Chinyere Okoji, Mr. Ukaegbu Ukaegbu, Mrs. Ngozi
Igwe, Mr. Abraham U. Akuma, Mrs. Ebere Daniel, Mrs.
Uchenna Kalu Agu and Barr. Emmanuel Nwachukwu
He is a practicing Christain and was formally the Legal Adviser of former Aba Presbytery
and Aba North Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria respectively for over ten
years. He was former President of Igbere Scholars Association.
|Chief Solo U. Akuma, SAN
(Otumba Okpegbuoha of Igbere)
Fondly called Solo by his admires, he was born into the family of Chief Emmanuel
Ukaegbu Akuma (Ogaukwu) and Lolo Esther Erinma Ukaegbu of Amakpo Igbere
on April 1, 1959. Being the first, he has eight siblings.
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Solo Akuma holds the prestigious and unique Chieftaincy title of Otumba Okpegbuoha
of Igbere. He was the Chairman of the Occasion, Ezumezu Igbere 2008 Festival.
|Chief Solo U. Akuma (SAN) receiving an award
- MON, from President Goodluck Jonathan
|Chief Solo U. Akuma (SAN) -
Chairman, Ezumezu 2005
Planning Committee and Mrs.
Victoria Akuma at the venue of
Ezumezu 2005 hosted by
Odinma Ebiri Age Grade.