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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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There's much more available online!

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 Oct 9, 2019

EDO CHIEF JUDGE OPENS 2019/2020 LEGAL YEAR, HARPS ON INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

The Hon. Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice Esohe Frances Ikponmwen, FCJEI has reiterated that the Judiciary must at all time remain immune t

ByEdo Judiciary Oct 7, 2019

INDUSTRIAL COURT PRESIDENT LAUDS OBASEKI ON INVESTMENT IN JUDICIARY

...AS COURT OPENS DIVISION IN BENIN The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, has lauded the co

ByEdo Judiciary Sep 24, 2019

2019/2020 LEGAL YEAR OF THE EDO STATE JUDICIARY

The ceremonies marking the opening of the 2019/2020 Legal Year is scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 to Friday,  4th October, 2

ByEdo Judiciary Aug 5, 2019

EDO CHIEF .JUDGE COMMISSIONS CUSTOMARY COURTS IN IGUEBEN L.G.A

Edo  State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, has commissioned two Customary Courts as constituency projects of  Rt.  Hon  Justin Okk

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.