Moronkeji Helen Ogunwumiju, a distinguished legal luminary, embarked on her illustrious career journey after graduating from the University of Lagos in 1977 and subsequently being called to the Nigerian bar in 1978. Her unwavering commitment to justice and legal excellence is evident through her extensive service with the Legal Aid Council from 1981 to 1991.

Throughout her remarkable career, Ogunwumiju has held various esteemed positions, including serving as a chief magistrate, state sheriff, and chief registrar of the High Court. Her expertise and dedication were further demonstrated during her tenure as a judge of the High Court for seven years and later as a justice of the Court of Appeal for an impressive 15 years.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the legal profession, Ogunwumiju was elevated to the esteemed position of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2020, a testament to her exemplary legal acumen and leadership.

Beyond her judicial roles, Ogunwumiju has actively contributed to the advancement of women in the legal sector, serving as the president of the National Association of Women Judges in Nigeria and as a distinguished member of the International Association of Women Judges. Additionally, her leadership as the chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the West African Regional Centre for Law and Religion Studies and the West African Judicial Expert Group on Law and Religion underscores her influential role in shaping legal discourse within the region.

Apart from her professional achievements, Ogunwumiju’s dedication to family is evident through her roles as a mother to children aged between 35 and 43 and a grandmother to 14 grandchildren. Her exemplary career trajectory and unwavering commitment to justice make her a true role model and an invaluable asset to the legal profession in Nigeria and beyond.