Judge Handling Dino Melaye’s Assassination Case Dead

The Kabba Resident High Court Judge in Kogi handling the case of attempted assassination of Senatoe Dino Melaye, has died.

Justice Aromeh Benson Akogu is reported to have died in Anyigba on December 31, 2017 at about 11:40pm during a crossover service to 2018.

According to a family source, Akogu, who had vowed not to sleep before the crossover to 2018, was not sick, nor did he show any symptoms of ill health.

His wife, Mrs. Vicky Akogu, who confirmed the death, said the late judge and one-time Director of Public Prosecution in the state, was hale and hearty before his sudden death, NAN reports.

She said that she watched her husband’s death like a movie and could hardly believe it.

Commenting on the incident from Akogu family house in Idah, Chief Registrar of the State High Court, Yahaya Ademu, said the body had been deposited at the Grimmard Hospital Mortuary, Anyigba.

The late judge, in his late 50s, was until his death, handling the case of attempted assassination of Senator Dino Melaye.

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