His Life

Biography: Barrister Bimogha Dambo, BL, LLB

Bimogha Dambo was born in Enugu, Enugu State on October 10th 1961, to the family of late Mr William Tadaerigha Dambo and late Mrs Sybil Biodomoyei Dambo (nee Atikpo). They were both from Nembe - Bassambiri in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

He obtained his primary education at Government Demonstration Primary School, Onitolo Road, Gbaja, Suru-Lere, Lagos (now Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH) from 1966 to 1973. After this, he attended Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State from 1974 to 1976. At Comprehensive School, he was very sociable and likeable. He was a member of the school choir, hockey team, debating society and drama club. Bimogha was also very studious and neat in appearance. He kept his bed tidy and generously shared his provisions with others, including junior students.

From 1977 to 1979, he attended Methodist Boys' High School, Broad Street (MBHS) Lagos, where he completed his secondary education. He was a member of the 1974/1979 set of the Old Boys' Association. He was described as having high integrity, a deep sense of responsibility, good behaviour and an easy going personality.

After successfully obtaining his West African School Certificate, he was admitted to Federal Government College, Lagos in 1980 for his A-levels. While at FGC Lagos, Bimogha gained admission to study law at the University of Ife from 1981 to 1985. His course mates at Unife described him as being kind hearted and possessing an unforgettable and keen sense of humour. On completing his law programme, he proceeded to the Law School in 1986. In 1987, he completed his National Youth Corp in Makurdi, Benue State.

Bimogha was a keen sports lover and especially enjoyed football.  He played street football as a child and was a fantastic dribbler. In his youth, Bimogha was a great supporter of the Stationary Stores Football club Lagos (Super Stores) and was a faithful fan of the Arsenal football Club in the English Premier League. He also followed the matches of the Golden Eagles.

Along with his parents and siblings, Bimogha was an active member of Ikoyi Baptist Church Ikoyi, Lagos when the family lived in Lagos. He was a committed member of both the youth fellowship and the church choir. When they moved to Port Harcourt, they attended Faith Baptist church.

Bimogha began his career at the law firm of Barr. A.D Eremie's Chambers in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Afterwards, he moved to All States Trust Bank in Lagos and served in different roles at different times in the Legal and Risk Management departments of the bank and its subsidiaries. At All States, his colleagues described him as an amiable friend and a quintessential gentleman who was peaceful, God fearing, supportive, encouraging, hard working, and patient. After leaving All States Trust Bank, he was a partner at Badejo, Dambo & Co., a law firm and later founded Bimogha Dambo & Co.

In Lagos, he attended New Estate Baptist Church in Lagos. There, he met and married Hetty Tamunoiipiribo Dambo (nee Iruene) his beloved wife in September 1995. They were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Ebiekiemiete Oraibiboima Dambo and Sogiomote Tamunoopubo Dambo.

At New Estate, Bimogha was an active member of the youth fellowship, was a home fellowship leader and co-ordinator, and also led discipleship groups. His family transferred their membership to New Dawn Baptist Church in December 2009, where he was the church secretary and later, legal adviser until his demise. He was also a member of the counselling ministry and active in the Men's Missionary Union of the church.

Bimogha is survived by his wife Hetty, children Ebie and Sogio. He is also survived by his siblings Mrs. Ibiye Oduko, Dr. Diepreye Dambo, Mr. Suoton Dambo, Mrs. Mieye Izu, Mr. Iniebiyo Dambo and Ms. Fiepre Dambo.

He will be forever and greatly missed.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.