Mike Ozekhome Biography and Net Worth

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has just engaged the services of a prominent lawyer, Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome. Who is Mike Ozekhome? Well, in this piece, we shall be looking into the biography of Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and his net worth.

Mike Ozekhome
Mike Ozekhome

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Biography of Mike Ozekhome (SAN)

Mike Agbedor-Abu Ozekhome was born on October 15, 1957 in Iviukwe, Agenebode in Edo State, Nigeria. He is a professional lawyer and, at the same time, a human rights activist, though he holds the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Another aspect for which he is known for his work is that of a constitutional lawyer, including being an orator. He has handled most Nigerian prominent men’s cases, even from the side of politicians, and won.

His Educational background

While in the aspect of his education biography, with the dream of becoming a lawyer, he obtained his Bachelor’s of Laws Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1980.

Thereafter, Ozekhome attended Victoria Island, Lagos, around 1981, before he was called to bar in July 1981. Seeing that it wasn’t enough, he received his Master’s Degree in law at the same university, Obafemi Awolowo University.

His Career

After obtaining his Master’s Degree (LLM), he was posted to the Ministry of Justice in Yola, where he served as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Along with his service as the Federal Ministry of Justice, Lagos State, in fact, much and much is said to be his areas of involvement, such as being the state council for the national provident fund, which is now known as the Nigerian Social Insurance and Trust Fund (NSITF).

Mike moved to the point of owning his own multi-office firm after he joined the chambers of the activist human rights lawyer and social crusader, the late Gani Fawehinmi, where he gradually rose to become the duplicitous head of chambers, a position he held till 1985. As of today, he is known as a Senior Advocate for Nigerians (SAN), and he has assisted him in crafting what is known as the true human justice and rights given to the people.

Kidnap and Release

While performing his duty, he was said to have been kidnapped by some group of kidnappers, in which criminal Kelvin Prosper Oniarah was involved, but was held after a thorough investigation by the security team of the Nigerian army and a DSS operative for kidnapping.

However, they kidnapped Ozekhome on the Benin-Auchi motorway on August 23, 2013 and, as usual, a ransom was demanded by the kidnappers, who even shot four policemen who were trying to rescue him in an exchange of bullets. Notwithstanding, he was later released on September 12, 2013 after the ransom had been paid.

Nnamdi Kanu engaged Mike Ozekhome

Nnamdi Kanu, who happens to be the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), engages Ozekhome in order to strengthen his defence team in his trial on a terrorism charge, which was placed against him by the office of the Attorney-General of the federation.

Initially, Mike Ozekhome made it clear while standing in court alongside Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a leading council for Kanu, that Ozekhome declared himself a member of the legal team at the high court premises in Abuja, even with Binta Nyako present. On the day of Kanu’s defense, the crown was gathered around the court but seemed to have more security men than those who came to witness the judge. Well, this could be for the purpose of protecting the mass from being hurt by the Kanu supporters at the court.

Who is Ozekhome’s wife?

Mike Ozekhome is happily married to Josephine Ozekhome.

Ozekhome’s Age

Ozekhome’s was born in October 15, 1957. He clocked 65 years in October 2022.

Mike Ozekhome Net worth

Speaking of his net worth, Ozekhome earns much of his money through the internet or his social media accounts, which comprise of a Facebook account, an Instagram account, and a Twitter account, where he always drops updates on Nnamdi Kanu’s situation and other events that would earn him money, videos, and write-ups, including from his monthly salary earned as a lawyer, and is expected to have about $1.71 million dollars in this current year.

Source: Nyscinfo

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