May 20, 2024

Nine LASU law graduates become high court judges in Lagos


By Adesina Wahab

Nine alumni of the Faculty of Law of the Lagos State University , LASU, Ojo, Lagos have been appointed judges of the Lagos High Court.

The alumni are: Hon. Justice Sunmonu Tunde Bashiru, Hon. Justice Alebiosu Olawale Lawal, Hon. Justice Anjorin-Ajose Tanimola Abdulwaheed, Hon. Justice Muyodeen Abdul-Raheem Tejumade, Hon. Justice George Alfred Akingbola, Hon. Justice Balogun Adegboyega Ganiu, Hon. Justice Badejo-Okusanya Yewande Jokotola, Hon. Justice Ojuromi Nalirat Olayinka Oluwatosin and Hon. Justice Adewale Russel Musiliu.

The nine were part of the thirteen judges recently appointed into the Lagos State High Court, a feat made more remarkable by the fact that the number is the highest ever recorded from the university at any given time in history.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, while congratulating the new judges noted that an appointment into such an exalted position was not a mean feat, but a testament of their hard work, sacrifice and dedication to the noble profession – Law, as well as their impactful contributions to the Lagos State judiciary.

She further ascribed the feat of the judges to, amongst other things, the solid foundation of excellence at the Faculty of Law of the university upon which they built their respective careers while urging them to be above board and serve with the fear of God in their new positions.

Recall that 10 graduates of the Faculty of Law also recently bagged first class degrees at the Nigerian Law School final Bar Examinations in February this year.