The Profile and Full Biography of Barr. Michael Awo Ejeh.
Barr. Michael Awo Ejeh is acclaimed by many Nigerian Youths as a renowned Nigerian legal luminary of Igede origin, having undertaken several pro bono human rights cases for the indigent inmates unsung.
Born to the family of a teacher and clergy man who is a one time State Chairman of Nigeria Advance Party NAP and also a former Deputy Governorship Candidate of (NAP) in 1983, General Elections, Rev. Dr. Moses Otumala Ejeh, at Ochodu Ukpa clan, of Oju Local Government Area of Benue State, in the 80s. He attended All Saint Primary School Oju Umoda between 1990-1993 and COE Demostration Nursery and Primary school from 1993-1995 and Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Iperu Remo Ogun State, from 1997 to 2001 respectively.
Attended Nigerian Law School Victoria Island Lagos, between 2008-2009 and was called to the Nigerian Bar on 3rd November 2009. He Served as a Youth Corps Member at Orsu LGA, Imo State between February 2010-2011. During his NYSC he trained as at Peer Education Trainer where he adopted Awo-Idemili Secondary School to raise young boys and girls as Peer Educators and advocates for reproductive health awareness and HIV and Aids. He was elected as Corps Liaison Officer for Orsu LGA and also the elected the State President for PET CDS, covering the 27 LGAs of Imo State. During his NYSC, he volunteered and served as Supervisor, 2010 Oral Vaccine campaigns, Supervisor for 2010 continuous birthday registration, Assistant Registration Officer II, INEC Continous Computerized Data Capture for Ezeawa, Umuhokabia and Amabada villages in Orsu Orsu LGA, Awo- Idemili, Imo State.
Because of his insatiable quest for knowledge, he has attended nearly 30 Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Professional Training Programmes across Nigeria. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria, Directorate of Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Good Governance, CLASFON Legal Defense Team, Secretary Follow-Up Department of RCCG Throne Room, Transcorps Hilton Abuja, Secretary Igede National Youth Council, National Legal Adviser, Igede National Youth Council and Member, Center for Socio-Legal Studies.
The erudite legal practitioner has received multiple Awards and Certificates of Commendations to his credit.
As a patriotic selfless individual, he has been involved in several humanitarian volunteer projects with Reach Out and Touch; and Directorate of Anti Corruption, Rule of Law and Good Governance of CLASFON since 2014 respectively. He is the initiator of Stop Violence Again Women and Children Campaign. In 2015, he was trained as a Trauma Counselor and deployed to two IDP camps for field work. In 2017 he was a member of the fact finding team deployed to investigate communities accused of committing infanticide in Nigeria.
He has written so many articles on Okwurumi, Child Labour and Gender Issues. He is the Author of a well researched work titled, Women and Children in Africa.
in 2018, he was given conditional admission offers from University of Kent, and Swansea University in the United Kingdom for LLM in Human Rights.
He is the initiator of Ogedegede Community Development Foundation (OCDF) that is pioneering Community based advocacies against #OKWURUMI, #HouseHelp #childlabour and all other forms of the exploitation of the vulnerabilities of Igede children in Nigeria. Only recently he secured partnership with NAPTIP Headquarters Abuja, who mandated their North Central Zonal Command to participate in Community to Community sensitisation #IamNotaCommodity organized by Ogedegede Community Development Foundation.
Founder at MAE & Co. (KC), a prime law firm at Garki District of Abuja Municipality with work expertise in Criminal and Civil Litigation, Human and Humanitarian Rights Advocacy, Corporate and Real Estate Practitioners and a leading light in Enterprise Advisory. It currently consults for O.S. Akagburuonye & Co, Majesty Records Ltd; and Sid Rock Ltd etc.
As a Career Defense Attorney, he has worked severally on Kuje and Suleja Prisons’ inmates case evaluation, counselling and free legal representation between 2015 till date. He has successfully taken up defense for 5 inmates in complex criminal charges and trials since 2016 leading to their freedom from prison after several years of incarceration and shoddy trials. This acts of charities endeared him to the common man and the youths.
Following the Presidential approval and directive to the Nigerian Law Reform in 2018 to review and revise the Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004, He was appointed alongside eminent Professors of Law and Senior Advocates of Nigeria as a Member of the Body of Experts with responsibility to review the entire Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. The project was successfully completed.
Barr. Michael Awo Ejeh, is widely traveled within Nigeria and has interfaced with a lot of great minds and personalities, business owners, public servants and politicians, including the current president of Nigeria.
For more information about Ogedegede Community Development Foundation and to report cases of Human Trafficking and Child Labour, you can reach him on Ogedegede Community Development Foundation official handles, Twitter: OCDF4, FACEBOOK Ogedegede Cdf.