Edirin Okoloko finally sworn in as judge in Washington

The Nigerian man in the United States identified as Edirin Okoloko, who was appointed weeks ago as a judge in Washington,US has now finally been sworn in.

He is now the judge as appointed bythe the Snohomish County Superior Court by Governor of Washington state, Jay Inslee, following the retirement of Judge George Bowden .

Weeks ago, Jay Inslee said;

“Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a successful history of bringing justice to some of our state’s most vulnerable crime victims,”

“He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County.”


Here are photos below;

Okoloko, who bagged his Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria and received his law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, has worked for the past 13 years in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases.

He has also worked in the office’s violent crime, property crime, and District Court units, and he represents the office on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team which investigates incidents of suspected excessive force by police officers.

Okoloko has successfully prosecuted four murder trials and has been recognised by his office for completing a high volume of jury trials.

Before working as a prosecutor, Okoloko served as a judicial law clerk for former Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes.

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