NAME:                    HRH (JUSTICE) UBAH CHIJINDU BRUNO COLUMBA
    DATE OF BIRTH:      24TH SEPTEMBER 1934
    PLACE OF BIRTH:    UMUANUNU-UMUNUMO, EHIME MBANO L.G,A., IMO STATE
    RESIDENCE:           UMUNUMO EHIME MBANO, IMO STATE
    MARITAL STATUS:   MARRIED: TO BRIDGET ADA UBAH (NEE OZOH), WITH CHILDREN
    RELIGION:                  CHRISTIANITY: CATHOLIC

EDUCATION:
PRIMARY SCHOOL:
1940-1948: ST. CHARLES’ SCHOOL, EHIME MBANO, FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE
SECONDARY SCHOOL: 1949-1953: CHRIST
THE KING COLLEGE, ONITSHA, CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE GRADE 1
UNIVERSITY: 1957-1961: UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, (EXTERNAL STUDENT) LL.B. (LONDON).
PROFESSIONAL: 1963-1964: NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL, BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, OCT. 1964

WORKING EXPERIENCE:
1954-1990       TEACHING, C.K.C. ONITSHA
1955-1957       CLERK, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, EASTERN REGION
1958-1961       LANDSMAN, SHELL BP
1962-1963       MARKETING OFFICER, NIGERIA TOBACCO COMPANY
1964-1965       PRIVATE LEGAL PRACTICE
1965-1967       LEGAL ASSISTANT, SHELL BP
1970-1988       PRIVATE LEGAL PRACTICE

JUDICIAL SERVICE

18TH DECEMBER 1988: APPOINTED HIGH COURT JUDGE, IMO STATE
1ST FEBRUARY 1989: SWORN IN AS HIGH COURT JUDGE, IMO STATE
1990-1991 ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE-OWERRI JUDICIAL DIVISION
MARCH- MAY 1990: CHAIRMAN, JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO THE AFFAIRS OF OWERRI CAPITAL   DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (OCDA) FROM 1ST JANUARY 1984-1990
1991-1999 PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, IMO STATE
1992-1999 MEMBER, IMO STATE JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMITTEE
1995-1999 MAY MEMBER, ADVISORY JUDICIAL COMMITTEE REPRESENTING CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, MEMBER NATIONAL JUDICIAL INSTITUTION
MAY 1999 - SEPT 1999 CHIEF JUDGE OF IMO STATE

 

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, CONFERENCES:
SEPTEMBER 1992:           DELEGATE, SIXTH INTERNATIONAL APPELLATE JUDGES CONFERENCE - ABUJA
MAY 1993:                        DELEGATE, 10TH COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE - NICOSIA, CYPRUS.

OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE
1983: COUNSEL TO ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO SALE OF STATE LAND AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
1988-1989 MEMBER, CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY (ABA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY)

RETIRED FROM SERVICE - 24th  OF SEPTEMBER 1999

SELECTED AND RECOGNIZED AS TRADITIONAL RULER OF UMUNUMO AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY IN IMO STATE - 2001

HOBBIES
FARMING, TABLE-TENNIS