History has been made,as Edirin Okoloko, a Nigerian is sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge in the US,a feat which is making Nigerians react with pride at his representation of the country on the international scene.
Okoloko from Delta state was sworn in as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington DC, USA.
He’s taking over from Judge George Bowden who retired recently. According to reports, the newly sworn-in Judge bagged his law degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
He also got another degree in law from the Seattle University School of Law. Okoloko worked for 13 years a deputy prosecuting attorney in the county.
Before working as a prosecutor, the Nigerian was a judicial law clerk for a former judge in the county named Michael Downes.