Hon. Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju

Court of Appeals

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Hon. Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju graduated from the University of Lagos 1977. She was then called to the Nigerian Bar 1978.  Hon. Ogunwumiju worked in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice as a State Counsel for two years in the Civil Litigations Department. She went on to work with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria as a Legal Aid Counsel and rose to become Assistant Director, Legal Aid Council in 1988.

In 1991, Hon. Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju joined the Judiciary, advancing through the ranks as Chief Magistrate; Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Oyo State; Probate Registrar and Chief Registrar, Oyo State, Nigeria in 1997. In 1998, she was elevated to the High Court of Ondo State, Nigeria, and was later elevated to the Court of Appeal, Nigeria in 2005. From 2013, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria.

She is a member of the Nigerian National Association of Women Judges, as well as the British/Nigeria Law Forum, the World Jurist Association and the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges’ Association. Hon. Helen Ogunwumiju is also a Salzberg Seminar Fellow, and the Lord Chancellor of the Ibadan Diocese of the Anglican Church Communion of Nigeria.​