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Justice J.O. Pedro


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Hon Justice Jumoke Pedro attended the University of Lagos Nigeria where she passed out with a 2nd class upper degree in Law in 1980. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 1981 to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. After her NYSC service with the MilitaryPolice in 1982, She practised briefly with the law firm of Akin Olugbade and Co. for two years. In 1984 she joined the Lagos State Judiciary as a Magistrate and rose through the bench to become a Chief Magistrate. She was later appointed as Registrar of Titles at the Land Registry Lagos. In 1999 she was appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court Lagos She was appointed a Judge of the High Court Lagos in year 2001. Her Lordship is a Christian and is married to Olufemi Pedro a former Deputy Governor of Lagos state and they are blessed with four children. Her Lordship is a Deaconess and, a Chancellor. She is a member of the CIARB England and a certified Mediator. She is also a member of Olave Baden Powell Society and National Association Of Women Judges in Nigeria.