A Nigerian from Delta State has been sworn in, as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington State, U.S.A.
Edirin okoloko is the replacement for Judge George Bowden who is now retired.
Okoloko bagged his Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria. He also received a law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, and 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.
Before working as a prosecutor, Okoloko served as a judicial law clerk for former Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes.
Okoloko tried to run for a vacant slot but lost in Nov last years election. Some people in Snohomish were mad at him for an alleged sexual assault coverup, trying to protect another Judge.