How do i start this? but to thank God as my icon turns 92 years, in Nigeria where life expectancy for male is 54 years. Yet this great man made a milestone of nine score and two, this a blessing to Onicha Ado n’Idu and Umudei village in particular. He has done Onitsha proud as a noble ambassador, He held sway in the legal space the Most high gave him.
Growing up as school boy reciting my current affairs, At St. Mary’s Primary school (Ezechima) his Alma mater my teacher Mrs Ifeajuna asked me: Who is the Chief Judge of Anambra state? I answered Hon. Justice Francis Nwokedi. My answer was correct i was elated with the ovation that came with it, not only because of getting the correct answer, most importantly to me ; an Onicha man was at the helm of affairs, it was nostalgic A THING OF PRIDE TO BE AN ONICHA indegene.
SYNOPSIS OF A GREAT MAN:
Hon. Justice Kpajie Francis Omelonye Nwokedi born 6th day of July 1924 to the family of Late Chief Edward Nwurai Nwokedi (OBE) Ogene of Onitsha and Late Enyi Janet Nwokedi,he attended St.Mary”s primary school Onitsha,St.Gregs college lagos and later University college London where he studied law, he was called to Lincoln inn bar on the 1st day of July 1952,he returned to Nigeria and practised law under late Justice Chuba Ikpeazu and later under Dennis Osadebey,he later joined the federal Ministry of justice as a crown counsel and later became the Director of public Prosecution, East Central state,he was appointed Judge in 1972 and was the first Igbo judge in Okigwe, he later became acting chief justice of East Central state and later acting chief Judge of old Anambra state. He was Chairman of Anambra state red cross society 1995 to 2000,he is a devoted Roman Catholic and married with children.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!