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Edo Chief Judge Retires

Justice Esther Edigin,

BEVERLY HILLS, May 14, (THEWILL) – The  Chief Judge of Edo state, Justice Esther Edigin, will be bowing out of office on Monday, 17th May, 2021.

A statement on Friday signed by the Chief Registrar of the High Court, Benson Osawaru, stated that Edigin would clock 65 years on May 17, the constitutionally prescribed age for retirement from the Bench.

Consequently, Gov. Godwin Obaseki would be swearing-in the next in hierarchy, Justice Joe Acha, as the incoming Chief Judge on Monday at the Government House, Benin.

Obaseki had sworn-in Edigin as seventh substantive Chief Judge of Edo State on Nov. 22, 2019, following the retirement of Justice Esohe Ikponmwen.

Edigin was born on May 17, 1956 and was called to the Bar on July 17, 1979.

In 1989, she joined the then Bendel State Judiciary as Chief Magistrate Grade 11 and was appointed a high court Judge in 2001