Congratulations are in order for Honourable Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha who has just been sworn in as the substantive Chief Judge of Rivers state. She hereby becomes the first female occupant of such hallowed legal position. The swearing-in ceremony which was conducted by Rivers state Governor Mr Nyesom Wike held at the Executive Council Chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt at 10am today with important legal luminaries in attendance.

First Female Chief Judge (1)

The Hon.Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha was born on the 15th January 1951 to Chief Jonathan Wobasi Okocha, a Ryton Police College London trained Police Officer and a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police in the then Eastern Region of Nigeria and his wife Mrs. Helen Nonyelum Okocha (a Caterer). She is from the Ikwerre Nationality of the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. A 1978 Law graduate with honors from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, she got called to the Nigerian Bar on 29th June 1979. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma (Theology) RCBC and is a devout Christian.

Okocha joined the Rivers State Judiciary on 15th April 1981 as a Magistrate Grade one and was elevated ten (10) years after in December 1991 to a Judge of the High Court of Rivers State and till date is a serving Judge in the Port Harcourt Judicial Division. She is the Presiding Judge High Court One Port Harcourt. She is a mother of two: A son aged 24 and a daughter aged 16. Some of the positions she previously held are: Senior Magistrate in charge Juvenile Court for 3 years, Past Secretary, Past Chairman Magistrates Association of Nigeria, Past National Vice President Magistrates Association of Nigeria. She is an Ambassador of Peace (UPF) also a Goodwill Ambassador for Israel.

She was former Lady Captain Port Harcourt Golf Club. She is a Bronze Medalist in the National Sports Festival; a First Prize Certificate holder in Solo Recitation in the 1970 Festival of Arts and Culture for the poem “Patriotism”. Her hobbies are: ‘Philanthropy towards the Kingdom of God’, Golf, Music, Tennis, Singing, Traveling and Cooking.

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