A Nigerian man who goes by the name of Edirin Okoloko was sworn in as a United States judge of the Snohomish County Superior court in Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
Edirin Okoloko is from Delta State, Nigeria.
The new judge has over a decade’s worth of experience in American law and he will be replacing Judge George Bowden, as he retires.
Edirin Okoloko is a graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), a university in Benin City Nigeria, and also has a law degree from the Seattle University School of Law.
He has served in the United States for 13 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney on different cases, such as cases that involved homicides, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and other violent and property-related crimes.
Before working as a prosecuting attorney, he was a judicial law clerk for a judge named Michael Downes, also in the United States of America.
Edirin Okoloko was previously appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court in September 2018, he held the office from October 2018 until November 2019 when he lost to retention elections by less than 3%.
Edirin Okoloko stated on his Facebook that he will stand for election to retain his seat in November 2020.