Cross River State Chief Judge, Justice Okoi Ikpi Itam will on November 1, 2014, at the Obol Ubi Ujong Ina Conference and Resort Centre, Ugep, Yakurr LGA, be treated to a grand reception by the Yakurr nation in a ceremony that will have state governor, Liyel Imoke, as special guest. An invitation to this effect signed by the Director, Inspectorate Department in the Ministry of Local Government, James Uket, shows that the occasion will commence at 10.00 am.
Born on May 18, 1954, the Chief Judge who is an indigene of Ugep, has had a chequered law career beginning in 1977 when he was called to the Nigerian Bar. He has 14 years of legal experience as well as 23 years of juricial experience. Itam was appointed a Judge of the Cross River State High Court on November 25, 1991, an appointment which recognised his place in the state’e legal frame of things.
He has served as Acting Chief Judge of the Gambia, and held several other judicial positions before he was sworn-in as the substantive Chief Judge of CRS on January 14, 2013. He is married and has children.
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