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Umezulike, ex-Enugu chief judge for burial Sept 28



The family of immediate past Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Azubike Umezulike, has officially announced burial arrangements of the late law professor, who passed away in London, United Kingdom. 

Barrister Victor Chukwuka Umezulike said events for final rites of passage would commence on September 25, with a Service of Songs at Justice I.A. Umezulike Auditorium, Enugu State High Court Complex, by 5:00p.m.  

Umezulike’s Commendation Service will hold by 10:00a.m. at the Cathedral Church of Good Shepherd, Independence Layout Enugu on September 26.


As the longest serving Chief Judge in the southern states of Nigeria, the judiciary will pay their last respects on September 27 by 9:00a.m. in a Valedictory Court Session at the Enugu High Court auditorium, named after the deceased. 

The Professor of Property Law will finally take a bow on September 28, when he will be interred in his home in Mgbidi, Agwu, Enugu State, after church service at Community Primary School, Ajani-Agu, Mgbidi, Enugu.

Justice Umezulike was a Visiting Professor of Property Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology; Secretary, National Committee for the Unification of Criminal Laws of Northern and Southern Nigeria; Secretary Ministerial Committee for the Revision of the Land Use Act; Senior Special Adviser to the Attorney General of Federation of Nigeria.

He was appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to serve at the Supreme Court of Gambia in 1997, and was conferred with the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR), as well as, President and Chairman Failed Banks Tribunal Zone 6 Nigeria.

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