Chief Godwin Obla (SAN)

 

 Chief Godwin Obla, a private prosecutor to the federal government’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), an astute Lawyer and a man of a impeccable character is the first Senior Advocate of Nigeria in Idomaland..
He was born in Kaduna about 50 years ago to Warrant Officer, late Joseph Obla and Mrs. Mami Obla
He had part of his primary education in Kaduna and secondary school in St. Francis College, Otukpo, Benue State.
He did his high school at the Federal School of Arts and Science, Sokoto, and left there for the University of Lagos.
While at the university, he was an active student unionist, and became secretary general of the student union at the University of Lagos in 1981.
Obla finished at Unilag in 1983, went to the Law School and finished in 1984.
He did his youth service in 84/85 in Abuja.
On completion of his NYSC, he started a law firm of Obla & Co. with a loan of N15,000 from his late elder brother.
In 1999, Obla took a leave of absence and went into politics and was elected twice as a local government chairman in Otukpo, appointed once as a transition chairman; and was also a commissioner in the executive council of Benue State under George Akume.
In 2007, he returned to law practice, never to return to politics again