OKI, Josiah Ajasa Poutinkumo

BA, MA, BL, Jurist barrister-at-law, Judge, High Court of Bendel State; former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Bendel State; Born in June 1925, at Emede in Isoko Division, Bendel State; Education: Primary Schools at Patani, Ashaka, and Ase Town and passed Standard six in December 1942; Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, (Cambridge School Certificate); obtained the B.A. degree at University College, Ibadan, in June 1954, also Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, obtained the DPA. (Diploma in Public Management) in May, 1956; also obtained the M.A. degree in May 1957; admitted into Gray's Inn (London) in November 1951; read Law at the Inns of Court School of Law; passed the Bar Final examination In. December 1959 and called to the English Bar on February 9, 1960; taught it Imade College, Owo, June 1654 - October 7, 1955; In private Legal practice, March 1960 — June 1964; was appointed end posted to London as the Agent-General for Mid-western Nigeria Government in the United Kingdom, July 1964-January 1966; coroner for Warri Judicial Division, December 14, 1966 - June 30, 1967; appointed commissioner for Works and Transport in the Mid western State in July 1967; (during the Governorship of Colonel David Ejoor); again sworn-in as commissioner for Works, Lands, & Transport on December 12, 1967; resigned his commissionership on January 1968 and took up-appointment as Chief Registrar of the High Court on February 1671; appointed chairman of the Midwest Robbery and Firearmss tribunal on August 1, 1974; has been Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice; Awarded the honour of O.O.N (i.e Officer of the Order of the Niger) in October 1965 while serving as Agent-General in London; Married and has children; Address High Court of Bendel State, Benin City; Hobby, swimming, classical music, photography.
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