Chief Anthony Idigbe, (SAN), is the Senior Partner, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe is a devout Catholic who believes the Church should be as close as possible to the people it serves. He grew up around the Catholic Church of the Assumption, Falomo, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church Yaba and St Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos. There was always a Church nearby as he moved around Lagos with his family and started life on his own in Yaba. So, when he moved to reside in Lekki, he supported the evangelisation mission of the late Rev. Fr. Patrick Adegbite in the Lekki Peninsula, which was continued by Msgr Prof Francis Ogunmodede.
Anthony provided leadership that brought together newcomers into Victoria Garden City (VGC) from many parts of the country, particularly the Catholic Church of the Assumption, Falomo and their pastor, Rev. Fr Nwaezeapu (now Msgr), and the then existing Catholic community leading to the establishment of the Catholic Church of the Transfi guration, Victoria Garden City, Lekki. Idigbe first served as the Chairman of the Laity Council of the church and later became the Vice- Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) for ten years. The legal luminary serves on the Board of Lectors at the Catholic Church of Transfi guration, inspiring volunteering by parishioners. He is a third-degree Knighs of St. Mulumba Nigeria (KSM), where he rose to the position of Deputy Grand Knight of the Lekki Sub-Council. Anthony has served the Church at diff erent levels and capacities.
At the Archdiocesan level, he is a member of the Land Commission of the Lagos Archdiocese and advises the Commission on land matters. As counsel to the Archdiocese, he handles all legal matters concerning the Church pro bono. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anthony Cardinal Okogie Foundation. He is also an active member of the Catholic Men Organisation (CMO). A Senior Partner of PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors, a multi-dimensional fi rm, he was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2000.