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Welcome to the Edo State Judiciary website

The Edo State Judiciary is an off-shoot of the British Colonial Government. It came into existence in the year 1963 soon after Mid-west Region of Nigeria with Hon. Justice Stephen Peter .J. Thomas as the pioneer Chief Justice as they were then called. Mid-west Region was carved out of the defunct Western Region of Nigeria and was later renamed Bendel State (now defunct) and split into Edo and Delta States of Nigeria in the year 1991. Section 270(1) of the 1979 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, provides that there shall be a High Court in each State of the Federation.


The Edo State Judiciary comprises of the Civil Division, Criminal Division, Customary Court Division, Family Court Division, Multi-door Court House and the Election Petition Tribunal. Read more

Team of Judges

The Edo State Judiciary boasts of a team of highly skilled and dedicated Judges steering the wheel of justice.

Online Cause List

Have an upcoming matter in court? Click here to view our frequently updated Cause List.

e-Filing

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Navigate our website to find out up-to-date Legal Articles and Legislations

Swearing-In of New Hon. Chief Judge

Take a multimedia view of the Swearing-In of New Hon. Chief Judge

Latest News

Keep abreast of all the latest news articles here

ByEdo Judiciary Jul 3, 2018

BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR LATE HON. JUSTICE TIMOTHY UKPEBOR OBOH

Friday 13th July, 2018 8:00am - Corpse leavse Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Sapele Road, Benin City for High Court of Justice, Sapele Road, Benin

ByEdo Judiciary Jun 26, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

DIRECTIONS UNDER ORDER 43 RULE 4(2) OF HIGH COURT (CIVIL PROCEDURE) RULES 2012:  ANNUAL VACATION FOR THE YEAR 2018   The genera

ByEdo Judiciary Jun 21, 2018

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNS BILL GRANTING FINANCIAL AUTONOMY TO STATES JUDICIARY

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday 8th June, 2018 assented to the constitution fourth alteration bill which grants financial autonomy and inde

ByEdo Judiciary Jun 20, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: DEATH OF HON. JUSTICE TIMOTHY UKPEBOR OBOH

It is with great sadness that the Edo State Judiciary announces the passing on of His Lordship Hon. Justice Timothy Ukpebor Oboh. Until his de

Some bodies we work with

The Edo State Judiciary interfaces and collaborates often with other arms of Government, several MDAs and international bodies in the discharge of equity and justice.