Supreme Court Speaks On Acting CJN Ariwoola’s Controversial Date Of Birth

Acting CJN Ariwoola

A fresh update about the date of birth and primary school records of the newly sworn-in Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has been released by the Supreme Court.

According to details made available to the public earlier, Ariwoola was said to be born in 1958 and began his primary education in 1959.

The record showed that Justice Ariwoola was born in Iseyin, Oyo State, on August 22, 1958, and began his primary education in 1959 at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, in his hometown.

However, a new document made available by the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning has swiftly addressed the record, which had raised eyebrows. The court stated categorically that Ariwoola was born in 1954 and not 1958, as reported earlier.

The Director of Information at the apex court, Dr. Festus Aweneri, clarified that the jurist was born in 1954 and not 1958 and that he started his primary school education in 1959.

Less than 24 hours after being sworn into office as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ariwoola was accused of age falsification.

The controversy necessitated the Supreme Court to clarify the Jurist’s date of birth.

Aweneri revealed in the new update that the CJN was born on the 22nd of August 1954 in Oke Ogun Area of Oyo state, and commenced his education at Local Authority Demonstration Primary School from 1959 to 1966, from whence he moved to Muslim Modern School in 1967 to 1969.

The resume further revealed that Ariwoola had a University education at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) between 1977 and 1980, and then proceed to the Nigeria Law School in 1980.

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Ariwoola was called to Bar in July 1981.


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