Deputy Chief Registrar (Establishment, Monitoring & Protocol)

AWE, Michael Oludare was born at Ilesa in Ilesa East Local Government of Osun state, Nigeria on 22nd April, 1967. He attended the Cherubim and Seraphim High School and Ilesa Grammar School, both in Ilesa, for his Secondary and post-Secondary School's Education.

Mr. Awe obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Law (LL.B Hon) from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1992. He equally passed the bar final Examinations and was called to the Nigerian Bar on 15th December, 1993.

Mr. Awe had worked with the Law firms of Akins & Akins Solicitors, 6 Enu Owa Street, Ondo, Ondo State and Layi Afolabi & Co, 2 Gbongan/Ibadan Road, Osogbo, Osun State, respectively, before he established his Own Law Office at No. 19, Iwo-Ibadan Road, Osogbo, Osun State in 1998.

He was in private legal practice as the Principal Counsel in Dare Awe & Co. before he was appointed to the lower bench as a Magistrate Grade I on 1st December, 2000. Mr. Awe's stay in practice was remarkable in that he was able to achieve great success in the suits he handled.

As a Magistrate, Mr. Awe, through dedication and hardwork, rose through the ranks to become a Chief Magistrate Grade I on 1st December, 2013. He had served as the Chief Magistrate (Admin) at different Magisterial Districts where he had worked. He was also appointed the Director of Studies (a post he held for many years) by the Magistrates Association of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter. He has attended several N.B.A and MAN organized retreats, conferences and workshops.

Mr. Awe's principle, as officer in the temple of Justice, is the pursuit of excellence, integrity and Zero tolerance for corruption or corruptive tendencies.

He was promoted to the office of the Deputy Chief Registrar (Establishment) of the High Court of Justice, Osogbo on 19th November, 2014.

Some of his Notable pronouncement on the lower Court's bench are as follows:

  1. On the recovery of premises law of osun state: "The law on the recovery of premises in Osun State is a dancing Masquerade and to get a better view, one must look at it from different angles" {MIF/???: Abayomi Fabunmi V. Mr. Igbogbo}
  2. on Manslaughter ? Cause of Death: "Assuming that the death of the deceased was instantaneous, regards must still be given to the circumstances and facts of the case. Often circumstances are not alike and facts not always on all fours" {MIF/18C/2010: THE STATE V. MUIDEEN SAKA, delivered 13/03/12}.
  3. on Evidence of high Speed: "??.can such viva voce evidence of the complainant alone, and without more, constitute good evidence of high speed? The answer is in the negative." {MPM/4MT/12: The State V. Alaaya, delivered 21/02/14}.
  4. On Admission vis-?-vis confession "I think that what constitutes mere admission of a fact under S.20 of the Evidence Act ought not to be substituted for a confession as provided under S.28 of the same Act" {MPM/16C/11: State V. Onifila, delivered 03/01/14}.
  5. Mr. Awe is married with Children and his hobbies include reading, gardening and Motivational talks.

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