The appointment of Nigerian man in the United States identified as Edirin Okoloko,as a judge in Washington,United states was a testimony that Nigeria and Nigerians had what it took to continue to provide leadership at both local and global arena.
Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee find Okoloko, worthy to be appointed and urged him to remain a good ambassador of the state and country by discharging justice to all without fear or favour.
Before his recent appointment, the Nigerian man represents the office on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, which investigates incidents of suspected excessive force by police officers.
Edirin Okoloko replace Judge George Bowden who is retiring, has finally been sworn in. He bagged his Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria and received a law degree from the Seattle University School of Law.
Weeks ago, Jay Inslee said; “Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a successful history of bringing justice to some of our state’s most vulnerable crime victims,”
“He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County.”
Okoloko, hails from Ekakpamre in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He has worked for the past 13 years in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases.Okoloko excelled in the office’s violent crime, property crime, and District Court units.