Modupe Ak­ing­be­hin Omo-eboh

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - PANORAMA -

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.

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