Mike Ozekhome Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Mike Ozekhome

Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome (SAN) is a popular Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist.

He made the headlines after it was revealed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has engaged his services in the ongoing trial. Ozekhome is known for his work as an orator and also a constitutional lawyer.
We'd be seeing Mike Ozekhome's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, legal career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.

Mike Ozekhome Profile

Before we proceed, let's take a look at Mike Ozekhome's profile and some amazing facts you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome
Date of birth: 15th October 1957
Age: 65 years (2022)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University
Spouse(s): Josephine Ozekhome
Children: Oshoze, Esizaze, Oshoma, Osilama, Iseoghana and their last baby
Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Christianity
Net worth

Mike Ozekhome Biography And Educational Background

Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome was born on the 15th of October, 1957 in Iviukwe, Agenebode in Edo State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (at the time, known as the University of Ife), in 1980, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos.

In 1983, Ozekhome returned to Obafemi Awolowo University to earn his Master of Laws (LL.M.).


Upon completing his LL.B., Chief Mike Ozekhome was posted to the Ministry of Justice, Yola for his compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme and then to the Federal Ministry of Justice, Lagos State. From there, he served as state counsel for the National Provident Fund (now Nigerian Social Insurance and Trust Fund (NSITF).

He thereafter joined the chambers of the activist human rights lawyer and social crusader, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, where he gradually rose to become the Deputy Head of Chambers, a position he held till 1985. 

In 1986, Mike Ozekhome founded his own multi-office firm, Mike Ozekhome's Chambers. 

In 2010, the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu okayed 19 senior legal practitioners, including Mike Ozekhome, for admission into the prestigious rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Personal Life

Mike Ozekhome got traditionally wedded to his lovely wife, Josephine in September 1991 while she was 20 years old and a law student of the University of Jos. They had their church wedding on December 7, 1997, at the Catholic Church of Assumption in Falomo, Lagos.

The union is blessed with six children; Oshoze, Esizaze, Oshoma, Osilama, Iseoghana and their last baby. Chief Ozekhome also has a son named Ugbekhai before the marriage and he is also a lawyer.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Mike Ozekhome on:
Facebook: Mike Ozekhome SAN
Twitter @MikeOzekhomesan

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