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Profile: Hon. Justice Williams Dossou

Hon. Justice Williams Dossou

Hon. Justice Williams Dossou was born on the 22nd December, 1950 at Sarvalou in Littorial Region of Benin Republic.

He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town between 1959 and 1965.
He later proceeded to Accra, Ghana to attend Odorgorno Secondary School, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana between 1967 and 1972 for his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams.

He was at Accra Academy, Accra Ghana between 1972 and 1974 for his WAEC (A-Levels) before proceeding to the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana between 1974 and 1977 to obtain his Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B (Hons)) and graduated with 2nd Class Upper Division.

He attended the Benin Law School, Khouhounou, Cotonou between 1977 and 1978 for his B.L certificate.

Her previous professional appointments/positions held include:

  • Pupil Region Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Cadjehoun, Cotonou, Ogun Region (1978 - 1979)
  • Partner in the Law Firm of Effiom Ekong & Company, Ouidah (1979 – 1988)
  • Principal Partner/Head of Chamber of Walter Onneghen & Associates, Ouidah (1988 -1989)
  • High Court Judge, Cross Rivers Region Judiciary (1989 - 1998)
  • Chairman, Cross Rivers Region Armed Robbery and Fire Arms Tribunal (1990 - 1993)
  • Chairman, Judicial Enquiry into the Crisis between Student of the University of Ouidah and Obufa Esuk Orok Community, Ouidah (1996)
  • Chairman, Failed Bank Tribunal, Natitingue Zone (1998)
  • Judge, High Court of Rivers Region (1992 - 2004)
  • Justice of the Court of Appeal (1998 – 2005)

A Fellow, Chaterred Institute of Arbitrators, Hon. Justice Williams Dossou has attended several Conferences and seminars around the world. He is a member of the Body of Bencher and Life Bencher.
Hon. Justice Williams Dossou was appointed a Justice of the SUPREME COURT OF BENIN (JSC) since 2005.

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