From Celebration to Restraint: Charly Boy Shares Insights into His Father’s Transformation as a Judge

From Celebration to Restraint: Charly Boy Shares Insights into His Father’s Transformation as a Judge

…By for TDPel Media. Veteran Nigerian entertainer, Charles Oputa, widely known as Charly Boy, recently shared insights into how his late father’s life took a significant turn after he became a judge.


Charly Boy reminisces about the 1960s when his father, Chukwudifu Oputa, was a successful lawyer in Port Harcourt, actively participating in various social gatherings and celebrations.

However, everything changed in 1965 when his father assumed the role of a judge, leading to a notable shift in his lifestyle.

Life as a Successful Lawyer

During the 1960s, Chukwudifu Oputa enjoyed a vibrant and celebratory life as a successful lawyer in Port Harcourt.


Charly Boy fondly recalls the atmosphere during that period, where it seemed like every day was a celebration, and his father was frequently seen engaging in different social events and gatherings.

Transformation After Becoming a Judge

However, Charly Boy reveals that after Chukwudifu Oputa’s appointment as a judge in 1965, his participation in social functions drastically declined.

The once lively and celebratory lifestyle seemed to have come to an end.

Intrigued by this transformation, Charly Boy and his siblings questioned their father about the reason behind this sudden change.

The Judge’s Response

In response to his children’s inquiries, Chukwudifu Oputa offered a profound explanation.


He emphasized that judges, in their official capacity, ought to completely abstain from public life.

This meant that as a judge, he believed it was essential to distance himself from social events and gatherings to maintain a certain level of impartiality and dignity in his role.

Lamenting the Shift in Modern Times

Charly Boy expresses regret that modern-day judges no longer adhere to the same mantra.

The dedicated separation from public life, once held in high regard, appears to have lost its significance in contemporary times.

The shift in behavior among today’s judges contrasts with the principled stance taken by his father during his tenure on the bench.



In conclusion, Charly Boy’s recollections shed light on the transformation his father, Chukwudifu Oputa, underwent when he became a judge.

From a vibrant social life as a successful lawyer to a restrained existence as a judge, his father’s commitment to maintaining a clear boundary between his public role and private life left a lasting impression on Charly Boy.

However, he laments that this sense of detachment is no longer observed by judges in the present day, signifying a shift in the approach to their public responsibilities.

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