Prof. Elijah Oluwatoyin Okebukola

Professor Elijah Oluwatoyin Okebukola LL.B (UI), LL.M (UI), BL (NLS-CLE), PhD (Buckingham) is  Dean of Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Professor Okebukola is an alumnus of the Hague Academy of International Law. His areas of research include international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international law, international human rights law, anti-corruption, international development, drug and narcotic control.

He collaborated with colleagues to provide technical expertise for the UNODC and the Federal High Court in the development of sentencing guidelines in corruption and related cases. He was part of a team that advised the UNODC and Federal Ministry

of Justice on the modification of Nigeria’s Extradition legislation to conform with the Nigerian Constitution and International Law. This work cumulated in the Extradition Modification Order and Federal High Court Procedural Rules for extradition cases. He was part of a team that provided expertise to the UNODC and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in the preparation of an “Ethics Guidelines” for staff of the Tribunal in prosecuting cases and administering criminal justice.

He was part of a team of experts that supported the UNODC and the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to prepare the “Access to Administration of Criminal Justice Regulation” of the PCC. He recently conducted UNODC-supported research on ‘Adjudicatory Control of Narcotic and Psychotropic Drugs in Nigeria’. He was part of a team that conducted baseline assessments of Anti-Corruption Agencies as part of the UNODC implementation of the EU-funded Support to Anti-Corruption (SAC) Project in Nigeria.

He was part of a working group that supplied expertise to the Federal Ministry of Justice Panel on Implementation of Justice Reform. The group’s work was part of the efforts that led to the enactment of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Together with a team of other experts, he supported the British Council to implement the EU-funded projects on developing abridged versions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and developing sentencing guidelines for selected States of the federation. He was part of a team that trained judges, prosecutors and defence counsel in the use of plea bargains and sentencing guidelines.

As a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with more than 20 years practice experience, he has represented national and international clients in very complex matters including questions of human rights, administrative justice, immunities and privileges of international organisations etc. In addition to being a Nigerian lawyer, he is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising) of more than 15 years standing.

He has participated in several national and international conferences. He has authored several publications including a United Nations reference book on extradition in Nigeria. He is a member of many professional bodies including the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers and Nigerian Society of International Law. He is a former General Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers.

He serves as a consultant Senior Research Fellow at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, where he has worked on several projects of national importance, including the Nigeria Corruption Index. Among others he has been working with other experts to implement corruption prevention research and training in the areas of social norms and behaviour change.




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Name Portfolio Email
Professor Elijah Oluwatoyin Okebukola Dean
Associate Professor Halima Doma Deputy Dean
Mr. Aliyu Hussaini Faculty Exam Officer

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