(Esohe is a member of the West Africa JRCLS Chapter. She very kindly responded to my request to "get to know each other". I was thrilled to get to know her better. I know you will be too.)
May I use the same time to wish you all a fruitful and happy new year. I am a young woman in my very late fifties. I graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1978 with a degree in law. I proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for the professional qualification to enable me to practice law in 1979. I then did a compulsory national service working for the legal aid council offering free legal service for the poor.
Between 1980 and 1991 l worked for my state government in the Attorney General's chambers rising from state counsel to principal state counsel. In 1992 l was sworn into office as Chief Magistrate where I adjudicated over cases both civil and criminal at the grass root level. l was elevated to the High Court bench in 1999, a position l still hold.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I am married and blessed with four daughters who are all married and have made me a proud grandma of eight.
I am addressed as Honourable Justice E.F Ikponmwen. I love travelling and I have been to the USA,UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, India, Liberia. l am an active member of the Church and I am presently the Ihogbe Stake Relief Society President. I read a lot and l love people. l look forward to meeting you some day soon.