UNIBEN graduate makes Nigeria proud as he becomes a judge in a U.S Court

A Nigerian man from identified as Edirin Okoloko from Delta state has made his country proud as he was sworn in as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington DC, USA.

Okoloko succeeded Judge George Bowden who retired from the position.

According to Femi Johnson on LinkedIn, the American based Nigerian bagged his law degree from the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Okoloko went further to get another degree in law from the Seattle University School of Law.

He has served for 13 years in the county as a deputy prosecuting attorney on different cases.

Before Okoloko became a prosecutor, he was a judicial law clerk for a former judge in the U.S by the name Michael Downes.

The Nigerian has discloser on facebook that “he will stand for election to retain his seat in November 2020”.

Okoloko was sworn-in by the Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee.

Swearing the Nigerian in, the Governor said:

“Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a successful history of bringing justice to some of our state’s most vulnerable crime victims.

“He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County,” Inslee said while appointing Okoloko.

Congratulating Judge Okoloko, Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu, stated:

“Congratulations. It’s wonderful to see a brother pursue his passion and excel. It’s a blessing to have his  parents witness it. Be audacious. Shatter those glass ceilings.”

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