ANOTHER DEATH STRIKES : JUSTICE OPUTA IS DEAD
Legendary former Supreme Court Justice, Chukwudifu Oputa, is dead. He passed away at the age of 96 .
For those of you that didn’t know him or still don’t know him , he is the father to Charles Oputa ,Popularly known as Charley Boy. Justice Oputa died on Sunday after a protracted illness.
Mr. Oputa was born in Oguta, Imo State.He attended primary school in Oguta before moving to Kings College and later, Yaba College of Technology, all in Lagos.He also attended Achimota College, Ghana, the London University and Gray’s Inn, London.
Mr. Oputa was called to bar in 1953 but later set up private practice in Port Harcourt in 1954.
He was appointed a judge in 1966 and was promoted Justice of the Supreme Court in 1984, where he served until retirement in 1989.
He chaired the Human Rights Violation Investigations Commission which came to be known as the “Oputa Panel,” during the Olusegun Obasanjo regime.
May his gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace!!!!
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