In Lagos State judiciary, it is women’s world! There are seven female judges to three male judges.
From a reliable source, there are about 60 judges in Lagos High Courts and 42 out of them are female (70 percent), while the remaining 18 are male.
From this statistics, it means there are going to be more female chief judges than male chief judges in the state in the nearest future, because the post of a chief judge is by seniority .
From 1964 till the present time, there has been 15 chief judges in the state of which only five were female.
These are Hon Justice Rosaline Omotosho, 1985- 1996; Hon Justice I. A. Sotiminu , 2001 – 2004; Hon Justice Inumidun Eniola Akande, 2009 – 2012; Hon Justice Ayotunde Phillips, 2012 – 2014 and the outgoing Chief Judge, Hon Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, 2014-2017;
The incoming Chief judge is certainty Hon. Justice Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke , another female who will be there God willing till October 2019, when she will cross the mandatory retirement age of 65 for judges.
After, Hon Justice Oke , the next person in order of hierarchy is Hon Kazeem Alogba, a man.
The next four judges after Hon Justice Alogba in order of seniority are all female.
They are Hon Justice Doris Tomilayo Okuwobi ; Hon Justice Yetunde Omolara Idowu ; Hon Justice Taofiquat Oyekan- Abddullahi and Hon Justice Titilayo Ojikutu Oshode.
– Tolani Abatti