Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam, the Chief Judge of Cross River, has died. Aged 63 years, Mr. Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.
According to the wife of the deceased, Chief Magistrate Helen Itam, her husband took ill on Thursday and was taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) where he died.
“He complained of feeling somehow in his body and decided to go for check up at a private hospital from where he went to UCTH when the illness became worse,’’ the wife said.
She described her late husband as a caring and loving person who would stop at nothing to cater for the family.