Eric Moore

Eric Moore. Photo: ASIRI

Eric Moore was a prominent Lagos Lawyer of the early 20th Century, one of the first Nigerian member of the Colonial Legislative Council. Eric. O. Moore enrolled at the Supreme Court in 1903. He was head of the deputation sent from Lagos to consult with the Acting Governor Boyle during the intrigues that followed the Ijemo Massacre. Four years later when the Adubi Riot that claimed up to 500 lives was over, Eric, as a member of the Commission of Inquiry that was set up to investigate the incident, blamed the colonial government for its new policy and its unwise application. He was a founding member of the party set up by Herbert Macaulay in 1921 and also the Vice Chairman of the Egba Society formed under J. K. Coker to watch and promote the interests of Egbaland. His daughter Kofoworola was the first female university graduate in the country. The Eric Moore street in Surulere Lagos was named after him.

Tope Apoola
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