Just In : Agbakoba Dies In Abuja (DETAILS)
Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has conveyed his sorrow at the passing of Justice Edith Agbakoba, his sister-in-law (the wife of his elder brother, Gozie), who passed away on Monday in Abuja.
In an official statement signed by his Media Assistant, Niyi Odunmorayo, Agbakoba offered his prayers for the peaceful repose of Edith’s soul.
Additionally, the legal luminary shared the news of her passing on his official platform, “It is with great sadness that the Agbakoba Family of Umuasele Quarters Onitsha announce the passing of their wife, mother and sister, Justice Edith Agbakoba at Abuja this morning the 6th of November, 2023. We ask all to please pray for the repose of her soul.
“We thank the President of the National Industrial Court where Justice Agbakoba served with distinction, for the support of the court. Gozie and Olisa Agbakoba.”
The late Justice Agbakoba served on the National Industrial Court until her passing.
Hon. President, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, consequently directed all offices of the Court to close at 1 pm on Monday, and for all flags to be flown at half-mast throughout this week, as a tribute to the late Jurist who passed away in the early hours of today.
Born in London to the family of Edward Chike Ekpechi and Anthonia Chike Ekpechi, of Onitsha North LGA, Anambra State, Hon. Justice Agbakoba attended Notre Dame High School London from 1974 to 1977 and Girls High School Awkunanaw Enugu from 1977 to 1980, obtaining her West African School Certificate (WASC).
She then proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1980 and earned an LLB in 1984.