Michael Ashikodi Agbamuche was a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice for the Federal Republic of Nigeria from September 1994 to 1997, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was elected in 1979 to the Federal House of Representatives and the Nnaobodo of Akwukwu-Igbo.
NAME: Michael Ashikodi Agbamuche
DATE OF BIRTH: August 16, 1920 – April 17, 1998
OCCUPATION: Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice
EDUCATION: Michael Agbamuche was born on August 16, 1920 in Akwukwu-Igbo where he attended St John’s Anglican primary school. He worked as a clerical officer at the then government secretariat Kaduna until he passed his Senior Cambridge exams and proceeded to london for further studies. He enrolled in a one-year introduction course at the Battersea Polytechnic Institute now the University of Surrey from 1950-1951
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In 1962, Michael Agbamuche was appointed coroner for Kano and Katsina provinces by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of England on the recommendation of the Premier of the Northern region & Sardauna of Sokoto Sir Ahmadu Bello. He remained in private legal practice in the northern city of Kano until 1966. In 1967, he was the Principal state counsel, ministry of justice in the Midwestern region. He returned to private practice in Lagos in 1970. In 1976 he went into politics and was elected councillor for Oshimili local government. On the platform of the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) in 1979 he was elected and became a member of the House of Representatives