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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 May 8, 2019

THE HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUDGE SWEARS-IN TWO NOTARY PUBLIC

The Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, has sworn in two barristers as Notaries Public for Nigeria. Performing the ceremony i

ByEdo Judiciary May 8, 2019

EDO JUDICIARY PREPARES STAFF FOR RETIREMENT

In a bid to prepare its members of staff for a good life after retirement, Edo State Judiciary has organized a one-day seminar for its retiring m

ByEdo Judiciary Apr 10, 2019

EDO CHIEF JUDGE INSTALLED AS PATRONESS OF BOYS BRIGADE NIGERIA

The Hon. Chief Judge of Edo State Judiciary, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, has been installed as the Patroness, Boys Brigade, Nigeria. Speakin

ByEdo Judiciary Apr 10, 2019

74 INMATES FREED AS COMMITTEE ON PRISON DECONGESTION VISITS BENIN

No fewer than 74 inmates were recently freed from the Benin and Oko prisons as the presidential Committee on Prisons Reform and Decongestion visi

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.