‘The incorruptible judge’ Prof Olagoke dies at 88
Retired Professor of English and English Literature and Former Dean of Faculty of Arts, Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (OSUA) Prof Olu David Olagoke passed away on Saturday October 29, 2022 at his
Ayegbaju Ekiti, Ekiti State county home. He was 88 years old.
The renowned author who wrote the famous play, ‘The Incorruptible Judge’ obtained his Ph.D in Applied Linguistics from the Prestigious University of London.
Olagoke was born on January 22, 1934 in Aiyegbaju Ekiti. He attended Methodist Boys’High School, Lagos, 1945-50, University College, Ibadan, 1954-57, Institute of Education, University of London, 1957-58, University of Colchester, Essex, 1967-68; and University of London, 1983-85.
Career: He was appointed and served as Education Officer at King’s College, Lagos from 1958-60; Principal Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta, 1961-68.
He was later appointed Lecturer II/I, University of Lagos, 1968-76; Senior Lecturer, 1976-84; Associate Professor of English University of Lagos, 1984-87; Professor of English and Dean of Arts, Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti November 1987 and retired in 2004 .
Olagoke who was a Longman Research Fellow, University College, London University, 1973-74 authored many plays including ; The Incorruptible Judge, Longman, Evans, 1962; Irokoman and the Woodcaver, London, Evans, 1963; Hakimu Nwadilifu, A Swahili translation of the Incorruptible Judge, Evans; and Death in the Forest, University Press, Ibadan, 1983;
He was married to Patricia Olajumoke Ayeni in 1960 and the union was blessed three sons and two daughters
His final rites of passage will be announced later by the family.
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