OVIE-WHISKEY, Justice Victor Erereko

LLB, BL retired jurist, born April 6, 1924, Ikiwewu, Agbarho, Ughelli, Bendel State; married Juliana Atigbiolaye, one son, eight daughters; Education: Government School, Warri, 1933-39, King's College, Lagos, 1939-44, School of Agriculture, Moor Planta tion, Ibadan, Yaba Higher College, Lagos and University College (now University of Ibadan), Ibadan, 1947-48, Inns of Court Law School, England, called to the English Bar, Middle Temple. London, May 1952; Third Class Clerk, Nigerian Marine Department, 1945; Teacher, Western Boys' High School, Benin City, 1949-50; Teacher, Hussey College, Warri, 1951-52; engaged in private legal practice, Warri, 1954-60; served as Councillor, Warri Urban District Council; Magistrate, defunct Western Nigeria, 1960-63; Senior Magistrate and later. Chief Magistrate, MidWestern (now Bendel) State, 1963-65; ap pointed Commissioner for Customary Courts, former Mid-Western State, 1965; acting Chief Registrar, High Court, 1966; acting Director of Public Prosecutions, 1967; acting Judge, High Court, former Mid-Western State, 1967-69; appointed Judge, High Court and later, Chief Judge, High Court, Benin City, 1976-80; appointed Chairman, defunct Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO), 1980-83; Foreign Honour:awarded Grand Knight of Order ofSt. Gregorythe Great (K.S.G.); Hob bies: table tennis, poultry keeping; Address: 76, 3rd Avenue, GRA, Benin City, Bendel State.
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