Justice Adejumo

Early Life and Education

Reading the citation of an eminent and distinguished personality like Hon. Justice Babatunde Adeniran Adejumo, OFR is without any doubt a herculean task. It is almost impossible to capture the whole essence of this erudite judicial icon within a short time allotted to an exercise of this nature Honourable Justice Adejumo, OFR, was born in Ikaram Akoko, Ondo State on the 1st day of October, 1954 to Pa Oloniyo Adejumo and Princess Awawu Adejumo, both of blessed memory.
His father died three months before his birth; it was a tragedy as he only knew his father in a photograph. He was been taken care off by his maternal grandparents. Justice Adejumo has a chequered early education which was a reflection of the humbleness of his background. He attended Catholic Mission School, Cantonment Lokoja in Kogi State from 1960 to 1962. Thereafter, he attended Muslim Primary School, Ikaram Akoko between 1962 to 1965.
By some divine providence, Hon. Justice Adejumo moved to Owo in Ondo State where he lived with a friend to his late father, Chief Magistrate Sawyer, who was in charge of the then Owo/Akoko Magisterial District. It was at Owo that he completed his Primary Education at St. Patrick’s Primary school in 1966. It is remarkable to note that Honourable Justice Adejumo, OFR never had secondary education. He relocated to Lagos in 1969 and was an apprentice shoe maker between 1969 and 1972. He started his own shoe making business/profession upon his return to Owo in 1973.See more