Honourable Olawale Fapohunda
Attorney General/Commissioner For Justice
The Attorney – General & Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda is from Okemesi-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area in Ekiti State.
Before his appointment, he was Managing Partner, Legal Resources Consortium, a Public Interest Law firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. Fapohunda is a human rights lawyer and one of Nigeria’s leading experts in justice sector reform.
He was the Vice – Chairman, Federal Government Panel on the Implementation of Justice Sector Reforms. He was a two-term Commissioner with the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria.
He is currently Vice- Chairman, National Committee for the Prevention of Torture. He has the distinct credential of serving on the Justice Sector Reform team of every Attorney- General and Minister of Justice in Nigeria since 1999. He drafted and played a key role in the advocacy of several justice sector reform laws, including the National Human Rights Commission Amendment Act, the Legal Aid Council Amendment Act, the Prisons Amendment Act, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and the Prevention of Torture Act.
He was Chairman of the Presidential Technical Committee on the Review of Judiciary Salaries and Allowances.
He drafted the Nigeria’s National Action Plan on Human Rights which is the basis for the evaluation of Nigeria’s human rights record especially at the United Nations.
He is acknowledged to have supervised the first comprehensive audit of the all the 234 Prison facilities in Nigeria concluded in 2012. He was Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association Justice Sector Reform Committee and a two time recipient of the NBA Presidents Bar Excellence Award. He is presently a member of the National Executive Committee of the NBA.
He has previously served as Attorney- General, Ekiti State from 2012 to 2014