Chief Judge

HON. JUSTICE OPEYEMI OLUFUNMILAYO OKE (MRS.)

Hon. Justice Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke is a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State. She graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1979. She has a Masters Degree of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Coppin State College, Baltimore, State of Maryland, USA in 1982 with a First Class Honours.

A Hubert Humphrey Fellow of the American University (Washington D.C) – Full Bright Scholar specializing in Judicial Reform, Conflict Management and Social Justice. She has a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School, U.S.A. She is a U.K Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (FCArb). She is also a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (FCJEI). She was an External Examiner with the Nigerian Law School for about ten years.


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Probate Committee Chairman

Hon. Justice Okuwobi (Mrs)

Hon. Justice Okuwobi (Admin Judge Ikeja) is the chairman of Probate Committee which was inaugurated in March 2018.

This committee became necessary because the Office of the Hon. Chief Judge of Lagos State was over the years inundated with petitions that the procedure for procurement of Letters of Administration and Probate Grant was cumbersome, unfriendly and often delayed.

Cases of fund spillage and shortage of revenue were also reported. This prompted the setting up of the Committee by the Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Mr. Justice Opeyemi O.Oke in March 2018 under the Chairperson of Hon.Mr. Justice D.T.Okuwobi.

The Committee which comprised of 22 members has the following objectives:

  • An improved and efficient service delivery
  • A user-friendly system
  • Emplacing a standard guideline for the processing of Letters of Administration to examine the activities of the Registries at both Lagos and Ikeja Division and make recommendations for its improvement


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Chief Registrar

Mrs. D. Olatokun

Mrs Dorcas Taiwo Olatokun graduated from the University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom in 1985 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.

Before her appointment as a Magistrate in 1996, she worked in two law firms between 1987 and 1990 and on 1st June 1990, was appointed as a Legal Officer 1 by the Lagos State Local Government Commission.

She rose through the ranks in the Magistracy from 1996 to date.

She served in various capacities in administration before her appointment as Chief Registrar on 10th July 2018.

She was Deputy Chief Registrar (Legal) from 2001 to 2003 and Deputy Chief Registrar (Admin) briefly in 2004.


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Heads of Department

Mrs Taiwo Deborah Akanni Ikeja Division

Educational Profile:

  • University of Ibadan (LLB)
  • University of Lagos (LLM)

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OLUMUYIWA O. MARTINS, CHIEF MAGISTRATE 1 Lagos Division

Mrs Olumuyiwa Martins is a Graduate of the University of Buckingham, Buckingham, U.K where she obtained a BA(HONS) in Politics, Economics and Law as her first Degree in 1986 and an LL.B(HONS) in 1988 as her second Degree.


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News & Information

  • 22 Mar

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    This is to inform the general public that the Lagos State Judiciary has improved the Probate Registry by creating an E-Probate for easier and faster processing of Letters of Administration/Grant of Probate

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  • 22 Mar

    LAGOS CJ MAKES CASE FOR PLEA BARGAINING

    Lagos State Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Opeyemi Oke has said that there is a need for Nigeria to join developed countries that have embraced the culture of plea bargaining in their judicial system.

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