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CSP Jude Okey Agbanajelu (1973-2016) an astute Police Officer




Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Jude Okey Agbanajelu, passed on September 6, 2016, was born forty-three years ago.

A tribute in his honour said: “God with a big bang announced his arrival to a proud Agbanajelu family in Enugo village, an Ojoto community sited in the green valleys of Idemili Local Government Council of Anambra State.

“But in His Wisdom, God did not tell us you would return earlier than we had hoped. Like a flint, you sparked the light and then disappeared to glory.

“It would appear you knew your destiny: you were fast and complete at what you did — education and career. Growing up, you sought and got all the attention you needed — from dad, mum and friends. You did virtually everything differently. At school, you were daring and really stood out from the galaxies.

“The Madonna University Okija would not forget in a hurry the day you held Okwadike, the former Governor of Anambra State ‘captive’ with your sterling ‘performance’ during his official visit to the school. The crowd of students could not spot the difference between you and the governor as you donned his attire the way he would often do. Minutes after the arrival of the governor, young Okey stole the show when he came out with his own entourage dressed in exactly the same dress as the governor and even wore his beard and mustache. You really stole the show from Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife, the Okwadike of Igbo-Ukwu and the man had no choice than to give you your deserved place among the elite. An elated and dumb-founded governor had no other choice than to allow you preside over the affairs of the day with him.

“For you, that day was the beginning of braver things to come: Against opinions in some quarters after your university education, you chose the path your late father trod, himself a retired Superintendent of Police (SP).

From the eye of the public, it was “like father, like son.” You were an outstanding police officer. 16 years down the line, you left this earth as Chief Superintendent of Police, supposing your father’s record.

From Taraba to Enugu and Anambra states where you served, you left remarkable footprints as patriotic and loyal officer of the Nigeria Police Force.”

“Although the cold hand of death has dealt badly this time, God in his infinite wisdom knows best and we have no reason whatsoever to question God.”

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