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Hon. Justice Aloy Nweke Nwankwo

Justice Aloy Nweke Nwankwo Chief Judge of Ebonyi State

Justice Aloy Nweke Nwankwo
Chief Judge of Ebonyi State

Honourable Justice Aloy Nweke Nwankwo, MON, FCIArb (born July 14, 1954) is the Chief Judge of Ebonyi State. As Chief Judge, Justice Nwankwo presides over the State High Court and heads the administration of the State judicial branch. Justice Nwankwo is from Ezzama in Ezza South Local Government Area.


Professional Background

Justice Nwankwo gained admission into the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife) in 1979 to read law. He bagged his L.LB Hons. degree in 1982 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School the same year. After successfully passing out, he was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1983.

Upon completion of his National Youth Service at the State Police Headquarters Enugu in 1984, Justice Nwankwo went into full private practice, working with Mogboh, Ibik & Co Solicitors at No. 6 Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu between 1984 and 1990. In 1990, he established his own Law Firm known as Aloy Nwankwo & Co Solicitors (Ezekuna Chambers) at No. 32 Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu.

He was appointed member, Governing Council, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu from 1988 to 1992. He was also a member, Constituent Assembly from 1988 to 1989. He served as Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of old Enugu State on Rural Development from 1992 to 1993.

In 1995, he was appointed a High Court Judge in Enugu State and upon the creation of Ebonyi State in 1996, he became the Administrative Judge, Abakaliki Judicial Division and served in that capacity in some other Divisions at different times.

By dint of hard work and providence, Justice Nwankwo was appointed Acting Chief Judge of Ebonyi State in 2003 and in 2005, His Lordship was confirmed the substantive Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, a position he has ably held with outstanding achievements up till date.

His Lordship was also a member of the National Judicial Council from 2006 to 2008. He is currently a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). In 2011, His Lordship was appointed a life Bencher, arising from his excellent performances as Member of the Body of Benchers.

He has to his credit several awards of excellence from different organizations in Nigeria.

His Lordship is happily married to Lilian his heartthrob and they are blessed with three boys. He likes golf, football and swimming, whenever the demands of his very busy schedule permits.

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