Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju

Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju, Justice, Supreme Court

Helen Ogunwumiju graduated from the University of Lagos in 1977 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1978. She worked with the Legal Aid Council from 1981 to 1991. She has served as a chief magistrate, state sheriff, and chief registrar of the High Court. Ogunwumiju was a judge of the High Court for seven years and a justice of the Court of Appeal for 15 years. She was elevated to the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2020. I She has served as president of the National Association of Women Judges in Nigeria and as a member of the International Association of Women Judges. She has also been chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the West African Regional Centre for Law and Religion Studies as well as chair of the West African Judicial Expert Group on Law and Religion. Ogunwumiju has children between the ages of 35 and 43 as well as 14 grandchildren.