APARA, Justice Akinola Olajide

Born October 25, 1931

Oshogbo, Oyo State


Akinola Olajide

EDUCATION: All Saints School, Oshogbo, 1938-44, Igbobi College, Lagos, 1945-50, Trinity College, University of Dublin, 1952-56, Middle Temple, London, 1956-57, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1972; ACADEMIC HONOURS: LLB Law with Classics (Trinity College Dublin); BL ; CAREER: Director of Public Prosecutions, Western State, 1968; Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Western State} 1974; appointed Judge, High Court of Oyo State,1975 - ; MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales; Nigerian Bar Associations; PUBLICATIONS: The Law is for All (Enugu, Fourth Dimension, 1982); Introduction to Legal Practice; SOCIAL CLUBS: Ijesha Elite Society, Ibadan Recreation Club, The Polo Club Ibadan, Igbobi College Old Boys Association (ICOBA); HOBBIES: polo, lawn tennis, judo and boxing; LAST KNOWN OFFICIAL ADDRESS: The Chief Justice’s Chambers, The High Court of Osun State, Osogbo, Osun State; TELEPHONE: (022) 313893; LAST KNOWN HOME ADDRESS: 62 Francis Okediji Road, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State; TELEPHONE: (022) 410766.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Elizabeth Patricia Foran, (deceased), 1955-1979, one daughter, one son , RE-MARRIED: Bolaji Adedeji, 1982-2001 (his death), two sons
State of Origin: Osun State
Father's Name Joshua Babalola Apara
Mother's Name Osunfunmi Apara (Née Aluko)

– Folake Elizabeth Apara Fawunmi
– Michael Akintunde Apara
– Akinlabi Apara
– Akinsanmi Apara

Profession Jurist , Chief Judge of Oyo State (1991) , Chief Judge of Osun State (1991 - 1996)
Working Experience Chief Judge of Oyo State (1991) , Chief Judge of Osun State (1991 - 1996)

Justice Apara, fondly referred to as “The Equity Judge, had numerous awards from various professional, community and sporting endeavours.

Justice Apara was an avid Sportsman. He competed regularly in Lawn Tennis and Polo tournaments. He became a founding member of the Judo Club in Oyo State. He was the Author of New Wigs and The Law is for All.

Died on May 12, 2001
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