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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

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Swearing-In of New Hon. Chief Judge

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

Latest News

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ByEdo Judiciary May 17, 2018


The Honourable the Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice E. F. Ikponmwen on behalf of the Edo State Judiciary cordially invites the general publ

ByEdo Judiciary Apr 23, 2018


This is to inform the general public that the Hon. Judges of the Edo State Judiciary will be on a 5 day retreat from the 23rd – 27th April, 201

ByEdo Judiciary Apr 17, 2018

Edo State Governor swears in new Honourable Judges

The Edo State Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki on Monday 16th April, 2018 swore in two new Honourable Judges into the Edo State Judiciary. T

ByEdo Judiciary Mar 1, 2018

Chief Judge Inaugurates Monitoring Committee of the Lower Courts in Edo State

The Chief Judge of Edo State inaugurates a committee to monitor the activities of lower courts in Edo State. The Chief Judge, during the inaugura

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.