We were saddened to learn of the death of retired Justice of Appeal Emanuel Osadebay at the age of 80. He is survived by his three daughters and wife Emily. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. The Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis issued the following statement on his passing:
Statement from the Leader of the Opposition
On the passing of Retired Justice of Appeal Emanuel Osadebay
For Immediate Release
29 August 2019
I was saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend, colleague at the Bar, former Magistrate, former Justice of the Supreme Court and former Justice of Appeal Emanuel Osadebay, expert in Labour Law. The Bahamas has lost a giant in this adopted son.
Emanuel Osadebay excelled in all of those roles. He fell in love and married the lively Emily King and the produced three beautiful daughters, both of whom have excelled in their own right. He came to us from Nigeria, the son of a Chief, but he fit right into our community and Then Bahamas was his home.
He was involved in every aspect of the life of The Bahamas. He was an active member of the Bar. He was a lecturer in law. He was active in the social and civic sphere. However, there is no doubt that he made a stellar and his greatest contribution to the development of Bahamian jurisprudence.
I worked with him on many occasions. I relied on him for advice. I will miss him.
On behalf of my wife Ann, the officers and members of the Progressive Liber Party, I extend my deepest condolences to his wife Emily, to his daughters and grandchildren.
May he rest in peace.