Meet Edirin Okoloko, the UNIBEN graduate who was sworn in as a judge in the US

Meet Edirin Okoloko, the UNIBEN graduate who was sworn in as a judge in the US

A Nigerian man who is a graduate of Law from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has made Nigerians proud  after he was sworn in, as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State, U.S.A.

Okoloko is from Delta State (Urhobo extraction). He will replace Judge George Bowden who is retiring. 

Okoloko bagged his Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria. He also received a law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, and has worked for the past 13 years in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases. 

Before working as a prosecutor, Okoloko served as a judicial law clerk for former Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes.