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Adegoke Olugbemiga Odetunde
In Loving Memory
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Born:April 1, 1967
London, UK
Died:May 9, 2004
London

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Adegoke was born on the 1st April 1967 at St Giles Hospital in Southwark, South London, to the family of Isale Ope Modakeke, in Oshun state Nigeria.

His father is a barrister trained at the ‘Middle Inn Temple’ London whilst his mother is a London trained computer operator.

Adegoke started education at a very tender age in a Kindergarten in London. He relocated to Nigeria with his parents and elder sister in 1971 and he immediately attended the staff school of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).

He gained admission to the Federal Govt College Kano, in 1977. After his 1st year in Kano, he became a Govt scholar because of his academic excellence.

Adegoke completed his West African School Certificate examination with one of the best results that year. He was then offered admission at the University of Ife to study Quantity surveying in 1982 and graduated in 1987 with Bsc(hons).

He did his National youth service Corp NYSC in Bauchi State in Northern Nigeria.
Upon completion of this training, Adegoke came back to the United Kingdom where he began his professional career.
He started work with Bellamy and Wareham (a group of chartered surveyors) where he did his professional exams and qualified as a chartered Quantity surveyor. He won an award that year for the best-inducted new member. He was a member of the Royal Institute for Chartered surveyors MRICS and a member of Chartered Institute for Arbitrators MCIArb.

In 1991, he moved to jubilee line extension project and worked in the team as a qualified Quantity surveyor.

In 1994, he moved to Asia and worked as an expat chartered quantity surveyor and a renowned claims consultant in Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

One of Adegoke’s major achievements in Asia was being part of the team that constructed ‘Tsing Ma bridge’ the longest suspended bridge in the world. He was also involved in many other high profile projects.

He got married to his sweetheart of several years, Olayemi Odetunde (nee Idowu) in 1994. They were blessed with a lovely daughter the same year and another beautiful baby girl in 1997.

Adegoke continued to advance and progress in his career during which he started a programme studying LAW at the Open University Nottingham on a part-time basis. He was a 3rd year student.

He gave his life to Christ in 2001. A year later he was blessed with a baby boy.

In 2002, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and he underwent a successful surgery. He later became a very active member of his church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Hong Kong, where he served as one of the officiating directors.

Adegoke also took a great interest in various sports like lawn tennis; swimming, golf and he had a devoted passion for formula1 (F1) motor racing. Other interests include fishing, hiking, barbecuing and music. He also loved Nature.

He relocated back to the UK in August 2003 following a recurrence of the brain tumour and had been receiving treatment for this condition.

Adegoke was a fighter and he upheld this battle until 6pm Sunday 9th May 2004, when he went to the Lord.

Adieu Adegoke !!! You shall surely be missed by all.

Adegoke will always remain in our memory.

Sun re o.

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