ONUM, Justice Adam Ochume

LL.B, B.L;jurist,administrator, b: October 26,1953; p: Aune-Adoka; ht: Auhe Adoka;Iga: Otukpo; so: Benue; m: Vivian Oyiminu Odangla, 1978; nc: four s,oned; ed: Native Authority Primary School, Ugbokpo, Benue State, 1960-67; Government Secondary School, Otukpo, 1968-72; Government College, Keffi; 1973-74; Univereity ofLagos, l974-77;NigerianLawSchool,Lagos, 1977-78;cr NYSC,Ministry ofJustice,Akure, Ondo State, 1978-79;Magistrate HI, Magistrate Court, Vandeikya, Benue State, 1980-81; Private Legal Practice, Eko&Onum, Otukpo, 1981-83; 1983-89; mem,Benue State House of Assembly, 1983; SolicitorGeneral & DirGeneral, Benue State Ministry ofJustice, 1989; Attorney General&Commissioner for Justice, BehueStite, 1989-91; High Court Judge, BenueState High Court, since 1991; ch., Commission of Inquiry intoCommunal Crisis between Mbagwaza and Utange Communities inUshongo Local Government Area, Benue State, 1997; ch..Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal, Makurdi Zone, 1998-99; mem, Governorship and Legislative House Election Tribunal, Delta State, 2003; mem. Appeal Panel, Benue State LocalGovernment ElectionTribunal, 2004; HisContributionto Community Development include Establ ishrhent ofCommercial Secondary School, rebuilding Primary School, Establishment ofWater Dam; mm: Commonwealth Magistrates andJudges Association; International Society fortheReformofCriminal Law,pp:mem;NPP; mem,BenueState House of Assembly, 1983; h:Commended forTakingupCasesand Writing Judgments duringthe 3* and4* quarters in 2004 while also servingon an Election Tnburd\tyr%fwrriarfceEvaluationCo^ CourtsofRewards atthe 14*Meeting, 2005;Participant Campaign Against Polio; publ: Author, Area and Customary Courts inNigeria; TheGuide to Judicious Exercise ofCivil Jurisdiction; hob: gaming, lawn tennis, rural community development; sc: mem, Rotary International; Rotary Club of Makurdi, 2008; RailwayClub,Makurdi; OtukpoClub; ca:Deciding Disputes without fearor favour,would like to be remembered forhis generosity;off: High Court of Justice, Makurdi; tel: 0803-448-7910; e-m: adamonumeyahop.com; res: 11 A, OgiriOko Road,OldGRA, Makurdi.
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