February 27, 2023

Appeal Court judge, Justice Lokulo-Sodipe, slumps, dies in court

Keke rider steals customer’s 21 bags of salt, rice

By Ise-Oluwa Ige

A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Lokulo-Sodipe, on Monday slumped and died while dressing up in his chambers for the day’s proceedings.

All attempts to get him back to life failed.

Justice Lokulo-Sodipe was until his demise one of the Justices at the Court of Appeal, Akure Division.

The late jurist was born on February 18, 1956. 

He was sworn in on the 15th of February 2008 and served in Abuja, Enugu and Benin Divisions till April 2014 when he was posted to his present duty post at the Ekiti Division.

Among numerous positions held, he was a member of the Gubernatorial/ State Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal for Anambra and Cross River States respectively in 1999 and a member of the National Assembly, Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petitions Tribunal for Benue State in 2003.

He was the Chairman of the Law Reporting Committee of Ogun State Judiciary from December, 2001 to January, 2008.

Hon. Justice Lokulo-Sodipe is married to Mrs. Afolake Ibironke Lokulo-Sodipe and the union is blessed with two children

He is from Abeokuta South in Ogun State, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979.

He is widely regarded as a hardworking judge and a masterful writer of judgments.