HONOURABLE JUSTICE FRANCIS CHUKWUMA ABOSI
DATE OF BIRTH:
17Th NOVEMBER, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH: ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
STATE OF ORIGIN: IMO STATE OF NIGERIA
LOCAL GOVT. OF ORIGIN: ORLU
VILLAGE: UMUEZIKE ODU

SCHOOLS ATTENDED:
(a) Presbyterian Primary School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
(b) Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu, Imo State.
(c) University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu Campus.
(d) Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos.

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATES OBTAINED
(a) West African School Certificate 1971.
(b) General Certificate of Education, London 1975.
(c) L.L.B (HONS) (UNN) 1980.
(d) BL (HONS) 1981 N.L.S.
(e) N.Y.S.C. Discharge Certificate, 1982.

 HONOURS/AWARDS
i. Best Student in Criminal Procedure, Nigerian Bar Examination, 1980
ii. Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Service 1996
iii. Appointed Notary Public 2000
iv. Chieftaincy Title Award by my Community Okwuabala, 2005 (Okaiwu-Eze)
v. Award by Kinsmen Umudimuohuo, 2008
vi. Award by Ihioma Students Association, 2009
vii. Award by Okwuabala Community in Aba, 2009
viii. Award by Equity Chamber, Faculty of Law, Imo State University, 2011.

EMPLOYMENT/EXPERIENCE
i. Store Keeper, School Management Board, 1975 — 1976
ii. Civil Litigation, Ministry of Justice, Bendel State, 1981 — 1982
iii. L.I. Okonkwo & Co. (Legal Practitioners), 1982 — 1983
iv. G.N.A. Atulomah & Co. (Legal Practitioners), 1983 — 1985
v. Messrs F.C. Abosi & Associates (Legal Practitioners), 1985 — 2008
vi. Appointed Judge of Imo State Judiciary, (Customary Court of Appeal), 2008.

COURSES/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
• Induction Course for Newly appointed Judges & Kadis, Abuja, 2008
• 2’ Negotiation & Conflict Management Group N.C.M.G. (Lagos), 2008
• Fresher Course for Hon. Judges and Kadis, Abuja, 2009
• Jurisprudence of Equity Programme Conference,
• Refresher Course for Judges and Kadis (Abuja), 2010
• Section on Business Liw Nigerian Bar Association (Abuja), 2010
• Maritime Arbitration Conference, 2010.

 PUBLICATIONS
i. Chairman, Editorial Board, (2009) LRCCA Law Report of Customary Court of Appeal.
ii. Judgment Writing — a paper delivered during course for newly appointed Chairmen and Members of Customary Courts, 2009.
iii. Editor-in-Chief, Imo State High Court selected judgment 2010, a publication of Imo State Judges’ Committee.
iv. Editorial Adviser, Imo State Judiciary Quarterly Bulletin.

 MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
i. Nigerian Bar Association, 1982 — till date.
ii. Association of Nigerian Authors, 2006 — till date

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
i. Nigerian Red Cross
ii. Okwuabala Community Council, Legal Adviser
iii. Umudimohuo Development Organization, Legal Adviser
iv. Okwuabala Progressive Union President.

EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES/HOBBY
i. Music
ii Reading
iii. Writing
iv Farming

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
i. Knight of St. Christopher, 2008
ii. Chairman, Harvest Committee, Christ Anglican Church, Ihioma Parish Okwuabala, 2009 — till date.
iii. Chancellor Oji River Diocese, 2011.