Biography Intro:Mike A.a Ozekhome, SAN is a lawyer and human rights activist, holding the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
NAME:Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome
DATE OF BIRTH: October 15, 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH: Edo State
EDUCATION: He obtained his bachelor of laws degree (ll.B.) from the obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife (at the time, known as the university of ife), graduating in 1980.
He then attended the nigerian law school, victoria island lagos
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Prior to earning his ll.M., ozekhome was posted to the ministry of justice, yola as a member of the national youth service corps (nysc) and then to the federal ministry of justice, lagos state. From there, he served as state counsel for the national provident fund (now nigeria social insurance and trust fund (nsitf).
He then joined the chambers of the activist human rights lawyer and social crusader, the late chief gani fawehinmi, where he gradually rose to become the deputy head of chambers, a position he held till 1985. He founded his own multi-office firm, mike ozekhome’s chambers, in 1986.
In 2010, he was one of 19 senior legal practitioners conferred with the rank of senior advocate of nigeria
WHAT HE/SHE IS FAMOUS:He is known for his work as a constitutional lawyer