ONALAJA, Hon. Justice Moronkeji Omotayo

OFR, LL.B, LL.M, BL; jurist; DOB: July 24, 1933; Hometown: Ijebu-Ode; so: Ogun; Married: Margaret Folashade Ogunsanya, 1959; nc: four sons. two daughters; Education: Holy Trinity School. Ebute-Ero, Lagos. 1938-43; Lagos Cathedral Church School, Faji. Lagos, 1944; CMS Grammar School, Lagos, 1945-51: London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. 1953-58; Inner Temple, 1955-59; Council of Legal Education. London, Career: Called to the English Bar, 1959; called to the Nigerian Bar. June 1960: engaged in Private Legal Practice: defended Professor Wole Soyinka in the Tape Robbery Charge at Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (now Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria), Ibadan, 1964-65; defended Professor Soyanwo charged with the obstruction of the late Premier of Western Region, Chief S. L. Akintola. both were discharged and acquited; Judge, High Court of Lagos State, 1980-93; Judge, Court of Appeal, 1993; Notary Public, 1968; mm: Ogun State University Council, Ago-Iwoye, International Bar Association, 1959-80; founding editor, Nigerian Monthly Law Reports. 1964-80; World Peace Through Law, USA, I964-80- Honorary Degreee: Doctor of Law. (Honoris Causa). Olabisi Onabanjo University, AgoIwoye. 2006; f: Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain: consulting editor. Nigerian Monthly Law Reports; consulting editor. University of Ibadan Law Journal; mm: Council. Ogun State University, nh: Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic. 2004; sc: President, Rotary International, Ibadan, 1981-82. publ: Commentaries from the Bench. Part I. 1991; Commentaries from the Bench. Part II. 1998. hob: football, table tennis, swimming, walking, reading classical and gospel music, off: Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, Lagos.
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