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Popular High Court Judge, Justice Adewale Fowe Is Dead

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Popular High Court Judge, Justice Adewale Fowe Is Dead

A former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ekiti State, Justice Adewale Fowe, has died at the age of 65-year-old.

The Chief Registrar of Ekiti State Judiciary, Justice John Adeyeye, made this known in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti.

According to Adeyeye, Justice Fowe was a High Court Judge until his demise. He described the former commissioner as a very courageous, humble and forthright man in all his dealings.

The pain of the exit of Justice Adewale Fowe will greatly be missed by the Ekiti State Judiciary and all concerned,’’ the statement said.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1956, and hailed from Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti. He had his elementary and secondary education in Ekiti, Kwara and Oyo States.

Fowe bagged a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978 from the then University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and proceeded to the Nigeria Law School, Lagos, and was called to the Bar in 1979.

He also worked as a private legal practitioner and was later appointed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti, between November 1997 and May 1999.

He was appointed a High Court Judge on Jan. 4, 2010, and served in that capacity until his demise.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.