AUTO BIOGRAPHY

The late Hon. Justice Christopher Olatunde Segun was born in Ijebu-Ode on the 1st day of November, 1933 to Mr. Joshua Olatunji Segun and Mrs. Florence Folorunsho Segun (nee Olusoga), both of blessed memory.

 

He was raised single handedly by his mother because his father died when he was only 5 years old.

He attended Christ Church School, Porogun, Ijebu-Ode for his primary school education and Ijebu-Ode Grammar School for his secondary school education.

He worked with the then Bank of British West Africa before going to read Law in the United Kingdom in the year 1957. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in England in the year 1959, and was called to the English Bar in the year 1962 after which he enrolled as a Legal Practitioner in Nigeria that same year in 1962.

 

He worked as a Pupil Counsel with S.O Abudu, Legal Practitioner, from 1962-1967, before setting up his own Law Practice in Lagos from 1967-1969.

He joined the lower Bench in the Judiciary of the then Western State Government and served in Ibadan, Ijebu-Ode, Abeokuta, Ilesha, and Sagamu and in 1974, he was appointed a Chief Magistrate.

He also rose to the position of Acting Chief Registrar in the Lagos State Judiciary before being elevated as a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State from 1983-1999.

 

He was appointed the Chief Judge of Lagos State in 1999, and he retired in the year 2001.

 

In his Legal and Judicial career, he travelled far and wide in Europe and America attending Seminars and Conferences, including the International Bar Conference, Commonwealth Judges Conference, World Jurist Conference, and The International Symposium on Economic Crime etc.

At the local level, he also attended the Nigerian Bar Association Conferences.

 

After his retirement from the Lagos State Judiciary, he served as Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission from 2002-2007.

In 2004, he led a delegation comprising of the Commissioners of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission to monitor the American Presidential Election in Washington DC; an experience he cherished for the rest of his life.

He finally relinquished this post in January 2007, (but continued to serve the Government in an advisory capacity).

 

He was a favorite of his late uncle, Bishop Festus Oluwole Segun, who was the Anglican Bishop of Lagos from 1975-1985.

 

He had a very wide circle of friends which include the late Ogbeni Oja of IJebu-Ode, Chief Bayo Kuku, Professor Adetola Adebonojo, Professor Bolaji Akinsanya, Justice M. Kotun, Chief Bola Ige, all of blessed memory.

 

Some of his friends who are still alive include Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebu-Land, Chief Oyekunle Alex-Duduyemi, Chief Subomi Balogun, Chief Simeon Olakunrin, Engineer Ayo Jagun,Prince Akindiji Adedoyin, Chief Dr.Femi Olopade, Chief B.O. Benson, Chief Harry Akande, Justice Tajudeen Odunowo, Dr.Oladeide Williams and Mr.Bode Senbanjo, just to mention a few.

 

He was a committed Christian and he became a born again Christian on the 10th of January 1990.  He found spiritual succor and deep fulfillment in his Christian faith through The Redeemed Christian Church of God.

 

He was appointed an Elder in the Church  and a Trustee of the Church in 2007.

 

In his younger days, he was a member of the Ibadan Recreation Club, the Abeokuta Sports Club and the Ijebu-Ode Club.

 

He is survived by many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Leave your tributes in the comment section below.

God Bless

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13: 8

Contact

Km 46 Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Redemption Camp, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112
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Comments

  1. Dear Hon Justice C.O Segun , My Lord Sir ,

    Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15.

    Although my heart grieves but in all circumstances and as a true christian we have been admonished to give thanks, so I thank the Almighty God for creating you.

    It appears that I must have been one of the very few people that saw you hail and hearty on that fateful day, Saturday 16th of March, 2019.

    I got to your residence at 11.53am at the instance of my Uncle – Otunba S.A Ogunade, who had requested that I should deliver an Invitation to you, and you asked me series of questions and I answered them.

    You kept on saying that I look familiar and I was just smiling. You requested for my maiden name and when I told you, you informed me that my Father was your Senior in School – Ijebu-Ode Grammar School 1953 Set and your Set was 1954 Set and you immediately requested that you wanted to speak with him, you said little wonder that I look very familiar.
    You had a hearty discussion with him for approximately 30 minutes.

    However, during the course of your lenghty discussions with him, I noticed that ‘it appears your breathing was laboured’ and I interrupted you at least three (3) times to enquire whether you were okay and you answered in the affirmative, and you also re-assured me that you were going to see your Doctor at Ikoyi very soon , the young man that was with us also assured me that you will definitely visit the Hospital that day.

    In all honesty, even though I am not a Medical Doctor, you did not look distressed nor look as if you needed an urgent medical attention , because you were very chatty and I wondered who was more chatty my Father or yourself – what was on my mind was that you were another chatty Baba Ijebu, and I had to sit down waiting ‘patiently’ for you to finish the conversation with him.

    Little did I know that your curtain was drawing closely, had I known.

    Consequently, my shock was total, when I was informed on Sunday that you passed on , on that fateful Saturday evening.

    Good night Sir, sleep well, fare thee well, may the good Lord God Almighty grant you peaceful, blissful and eternal rest.

    May your inviolable soul find repose in the bosom of the Lord. Amen

    Yours Sincerely,

    Mrs Oluyemisi Olukoya

  2. Timothy Oyedele

    Glory be to God for a life surrendered to God and we can now wholeheated pray that Papa rest in perfect Peace. May the good Lord console the family and church for this irreparable loss.

    Good night Sir, till we meet at the feet of Lord Jesus.

  3. Deacon Adugna Kitaba

    First of all i went to say God of peace with you.
    I am the gospel of God for long year in upper room parish in ethiopia,Addis Abeba in Burayu town. But,starting from january 2018, I don’t have any help from national office which is located at addis abebe. so, I wan’t to some idea from your campagn on my email or my tele. +251911065464
    may God bless you!

  4. RCCG, FCT 14, ABUJA

    We in RCCG, FCT Province 14, Abuja with great sense of loss thank God for peaceful transition to glory of Elder Christopher Olatunde Segun. We celebrate his fruitful life of service to the Almighty God and to the humanity. We pray God will comfort members of his immediate family and the church at large. Good night sir.

  5. Pastor J . F. Odesola

    TRIBUTE TO LATE HONOURABLE JUSTICE CHRISTOPHER OLATUNDE SEGUN, RETIRE CHIEF JUSTICE OF LAGOS STATE AND MEMBER OF BOARD OF RCCG TRUSTEE
    Another General has joined the cloud of witnesses, who have borne testimony to the Truth, cheering us on to run this race more passionately, urging us to strip off and throw aside every unnecessary weight….
    God has a special place for each of us to serve, and Elder Christopher Olatunde Segun has chosen to follow His path even till the very last breath.
    You have been the hands, the feet, the voice, and the love of God expressed in many different ways. You were a friend to all.
    The entire body of Christ and most importantly The Redeemed Christian Church of God and all of us will surely miss you, but we comfort ourselves that we will meet at the Master’s feet.
    Adieu Justice Christopher, A Father, Mentor, Coach, Prayer Pillar, Encourager and Exceptional Friend. Rest in the bosom of the Lord who loved you, so much more than we ever could!

    Pastor and Pastor (Mrs.) J. F. Odesola
    Assistant General Overseer (Admin & Personnel)

  6. Bolanle Ojobanikan

    Daddy Justice, So glad you ran the race to the very end. Rest in the Lord Jesus who you believed in. Goodnite Daddy.

  7. To A Great Icon…
    A legal luminary,we Celebrate you as your name is written in the book of life…God is gracious unto you sir,living a life of fulfillment unto destiny…Rest in the Bossom of the Lord…
    Isaac Ademola Odusola
    The redemption and restoration
    alter of God.(REALG)Akure,Ondo
    state .

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