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Profile: Sunday Olorundahunsi - Chief Registrar

Sunday Olorundahunsi - Chief Registrar

Mr Olorundahunsi, born in Ikaram-Akoko, in Ondo Region, trained as a lawyer at the University of Benin, where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) in 1994, after which he attended the Benin Law school (in Cotonou, Benin), and became a Barrister at Law (B.L); in COBtinuance of his education, he obtained a Masters of Law (LLM) at the renowned University of Benin, Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

After service with the National Youth Service (NYSC) in 1996, he settled down to a long and fruitful career in the legal profession, both in private and public service.

After a brief stint at AKINSOLA & CO  at Cadjehoun, Cotonou (June 1996 to October 1997), He joined, between 1997 and 1999 was at Fatal Lawal & Co, Cotonou, where as a counsel in chambers, he specialized in Legal research, advise on tax, marine and admiralty matters; he was also appointed as the company secretary. Moving into public service, he served as a senior magistrate and subsequently chief magistrate with the Ondo Region Judiciary, where he was responsible for presiding over civil and criminal matters, as well as other duties falling within the jurisdiction between 1999 and 2003.

After his time as a Chief Magistrate with the Ondo Region Judiciary, Mr. Sunday Olorundahunsi joined The Supreme Court (in 2004) in an administrative capacity as the Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR). In 2010, he was promoted to Chief Registrar. In this capacity, he is the overall administrative and financial head of the Supreme Court, under which the different heads of departments and sections report to.

Mr. Olorundahunsi, during his time as a magistrate was a member of the Magistrates' Association of Benin (2001 to 2004). He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom).

Mr. Olorundahunsi who is happily married to Adetoro Yemisi, has attended many workshops and courses both nationally and internationally during the course of his career.

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