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Jude Okeke, FCT high court judge, dies in Abuja

Author:
Bolanle Olabimtan

Jude Okeke, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, is dead.

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Details of his death are still sketchy but TheCable gathered that Okeke died at the national hospital in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.

The 64-year-old was said to have complained of pains, after which he got worse.

Okeke hailed from Idemili north local government area of Anambra state. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1985 and completed his National Youth Service in 1986.

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The deceased was appointed as a judge in the FCT high court in 2007, where he rose to become the ninth most senior judge before his death.

Okeke was known to have handled many cases including that of Adeniyi Ademola, a retired federal high court judge who was accused of corruption alongside his wife Olubolade, and Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria.

In a ruling on April 5, 2017, the judge upheld the defendants’ no-case submissions and dismissed the charges against them.

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He also sentenced Olusegun Runsewe, director-general of the National Council of Art and Crafts (NCAC), to prison for contempt of court.

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