Modupe Akingbehin Omo-eboh
Justice Modupe Omo-eboh (nee Akingbehin), grandniece of Herbert Macaulay, born in Lagos State in 1992, was appointed the first Nigerian female High Court Judge in 1969. Called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1952, she was, at different times, a practicing lawyer, Magistrate, Chief Magistrate, Administrator-general & Public Trustee, Director of Public Prosecutions, Acting Solicitor-general and Permanent Secretary, before she became a Judge in Benin-city in 1969.
She transferred her services to the High Court of Lagos State in 1976 by virtue of her strong maternal Lagos roots. Her mother was Herbert Macaulay’s niece, grand-daughter of Chief Oshodi-tapa and great grand-daughter of Bishop Ajayi Crowther.