Office of the Public Defender

OUR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

OPD DIRECTOR - MRS. ADENRERA OLAYINKA ADEYEMI

 MRS. ADENRERA OLAYINKA ADEYEMI
She was called to the Nigerian bar in 1991. She started her career with the Chambers of Olomola-Owa & Co as Junior Counsel in 1992 and later moved to Iranloye & Co where she became fully involved in litigation practice. In 1994 she joined the Civil Service working with Lagos State Ministry of Justice as Legal Officer I in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions where she became a seasoned Public Prosecutor and rose to the post of Chief State Counsel.

In 2004 she was transferred to the Office of the Public Defender where she rose to the post of Director. In September 2015 she was transferred to Directorate of Civil Litigation. She later became the Director, Advisory and Legal Services, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). In January 2018 she was transferred back to Ministry of Justice and had a brief stint at the Directorate for Citizen’s Rights. In April 2018 she became the Director Office of the Public Defender.

She has Master’s Degree in law from University of Lagos. Apart from this Mrs. Adeyemi has undergone several trainings both locally and internationally to develop her managerial as well as her professional skills. Among others she attended training in Good Governance in the prestigious University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has also been trained as Human Right Field Worker in the National University Ireland, Maynooth, Dublin. She has advance training in criminal defense fromthe Continue Legal Education Program of National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers, USA.

She is an International Certified CEDER Mediator. She is also a Chattered Mediator having undergone training with the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Abuja .She has attended conferences and workshops both locally and internationally including International Bar Conference.She is a member of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), African Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA), International Bar Association, Federation of Women’s Lawyer (FIDA) and International Member of National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NACDL) USA.

She is married with children.

DIRECTOR/SUB OFFICE HEAD - MR. FATAI BOROKINI

borokini1  MR. FATAI BOROKINI
Mr. Borokini, was born on the 1st of April, 1960, and had his primary education at St.Judes Primary School, Ebute-Metta, from 1967 – 1972. He attended Lagos City College, Sabo, Yaba, for his secondary education from 1973-1979. After his secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, in 1984, graduating with a B.Sc. in Political Science.

HEAD ADMIN & HUMAN RESOURCES - MR. MOSHOOD ABOLADE KAZEEM

 MR. MOSHOOD ABOLADE KAZEEM
Mr. Moshood, was born in 1971 in Lagos, and started his education at Baptist Academy Primary School, Obanikoro, where he also had his School Cert. in 1989. In 1991, he proceeded to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, where he obtained a Diploma in Public Administration. Mr Kazeem, then attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, graduating in 1998 with a B.Sc International Studies degree.

SUB OFFICE HEAD - MRS. ANIBABA OMOBOLANLE

Mrs-Anibaba   MRS. ANIBABA OMOBOLANLE
Mrs. Omobolanle is a graduate of Sociology from the then Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye A Civil Servant with Lagos State Government, employed as Social Welfare Officer. A member of National Association of Social Workers of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter.He attends numerous courses, trainings and seminars.

HEAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT - MR. YUSUF BOLARINWA

 MR. YUSUF BOLARINWA
Born in Lagos on November 27th to the family of Mr and Mrs Hammed Bolarinwa from Lagos State.Attended Estate Primary School,Isolo for primary education.Proceeded to Isolo Comprehensive High School,Isolo.He gained admission to Lagos State (LASU) Ojo,Lagos,where he obtained a B.Sc Degree in Political Science and later obtained Post Graduate Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Nigeria Institute of Journalism,Ogba,Lagos State.After his National Youth Service Corp,he joined the Lagos State Civil Service in 2000 and have served in different MDAs.He is a member of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) and Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).His hobbies are watching football,reading and listening to music.

SUB OFFICE HEAD - MRS. LADIPO SALWAT OLUWATOYIN

Mrs-Oluwatoyin  MRS. LADIPO SALWAT OLUWATOYIN
Mrs. Oluwatoyin has over seventeen years’ experience of legal practice in the Private Sector and Lagos State Civil Service. She has core competence in contracts, Legal advisory, Training, soliciting and mediation, amongst others.She has worked in the Directorate of Civil Litigation, as Legal Officer in Lagos State Wastewater Management Office and is presently at the Office of the Public Defender.She has attended several training and workshops within and outside the country on various subject areas of law and she is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Concilliators (ICMC)

GROUP HEAD - MISS AJAYI YETUNDE

 MISS AJAYI YETUNDE
Yetunde A. Ajayi is an Assistant Chief State Counsel in Lagos State Ministry of Justice. A graduate of the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in Abuja in 1999 where she received her LLB.She worked under Honourable Justice Inumidun Akande now retired, before she took up her appointment with the Lagos State Civil Service as a state counsel in 2004.

GROUP HEAD - MR. ADEBAYO KAMAL

 MR. ADEBAYO KAMAL
Mr Kamar-deen Olanrewaju Adebayo is presently a Law Officer with the Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.He joined the services of the Ministry as a Project Officer in June 2004 and became a full Civil Servant and Law Officer in December 2005.

GROUP HEAD - MR. OHAMUO MICHAEL

chigozie  MR. OHAMUO MICHAEL
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GROUP HEAD - MR. DOSUMU HABEEB AKEEM

 MR. DOSUNMU HABEEB AKEEM
A staff of Ministry of Youths and Social Development. Mr. Dosunmu Joined Lagos State Civil Service in 2001, read Sociology as First Degree in Lagos State University (LASU),Ojo, and M.Sc in Sociology with specialization in Criminology and Sociology at University of Ibadan, Oyo State.Currently an Assessor of the Family Court and have served as head of many unit in his parent Ministry (MYSC) such as FSS Isolo, FSS Ikeja, Family Services Alimosho, Adoption Service and Medical Services at General Hospital, Lagos.Currently he is the Head of OPD Social Welfare Unit.

SUB OFFICE/GROUP HEAD - MR. ODUNSANYA OLAJIDE

Odusanya  MR. ODUNSANYA OLAJIDE
Mr. Olajide is a Chief State Counsel in Lagos State Ministry of Justice. A graduate of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, where he obtained LLB in 1997, He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and graduated in 1999.He served in the Department of Public Prosecutors (DPP) between 2001-2007, before being posted to Lagos State Task Force (Environmental and Enforcement).

SUB OFFICE HEAD - MISS ATANDA-LAWAL RASHIDAT

rashidah  MISS ATANDA-LAWAL RASHIDAT
Joined the Lagos State Civil Service Commission on the 19th day of April, 2005, Worked briefly in the Legal Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.She was later posted to the Citizens Mediation Centre, Ikorodu and Oshodi Unit from 2006 to 2012, worked in the Legal Department of Ministry of Transportation from 2013 to 2015 carrying out the duties of Advisory services and litigation.Currently, she is the Office of the Public Defender, Epe Unit Head.