He was also the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee of the Abuja chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association.
In 2011, he was governorship aspirant in Kogi State on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.
Between 2013 and 2014, he was deputy national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Last year, he sought the APC gubernatorial ticket at the party’s primary election, losing to the late Abubakar Audu. He was appointed minister in 2015.
Mr. Ocholi attended Ochaja Secondary School, and the University of Jos.
He graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1986 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar the same year.
Born November 26, 1960, Mr. Ocholi was 55 before losing his life in a crash that occurred at Kilometre 57, along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday.
His wife and son also died in the tragic plight.
May their souls rest in perfect peace, Amen