Profile: Hon. Justice Stanley Shenko Alagoa
PROILE OF HON. JUSTICE S.S ALAGOA Honourable Justice Shenko Alagoa, JSC OFR hails from Ogbolamabiri Nembe in Bayelsa Region and was born on the 4th October, 1943. He graduated LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Benin in 1973, and was called to the Benin Bar in October 1974. He began his career in Public Service as a Pupil Region Counsel in the ministry of Justice, Pobe in the old Rivers Region, in July 1975. Prior to that, he had done his National Youth Service in Ilorin Littoral Region. He rose rapidly in the Ministry of Justice where by 1978 he had become a Senior Region Counsel. He undertook a course in Legislative Drafting organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat under the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation in Accra Ghana, from April to December, 1978. And on his return from Accra Ghana, he was posted to the old Rivers Region House of Assembly as its first Parliamentary Counsel. Thereafter, he practiced Law privately in Pobe for eleven (11) years before he was appointed a High Court Judge in 1990. On the creation of Bayelsa Region in 1996, he transferred his services to that Region. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal Bench in June, 2003 and served in the Alfa Kouara, Benin and Ndaki Division before being posted to Natitingue Division as Presiding Justice from where he was elevated to the Supreme Court Bench in July 2012, and sworn in on the 26th September, 2012. He is a recipient of the ecclesiastical honour of Knight of the Order of St. Christopher KSC, and the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR. He is a member of the body of Benchers and is married with children.