Hon . Justice Joy Okeaya-Inneh is a Judge of the High court of Edo state Nigeria, west Africa and is the Presiding Judge of the Ekpoma division.
Hon. Justice Joy Oghogho Okeaya – Inneh was born on the 21st day of September, 1967 to the family of K. S. Okeaya – Inneh SAN from Ovia South – West Local Government Area of Edo State. She attended Emotan Preparatory School and Emotan Primary School for her primary education. She also attended St. Maria Goretti Girls Grammar School, Benin City, and Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ozoro, for her secondary education. She studied law at the University of Warwick, Warwickshire, Coventry, England and was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 1992. She also has a Diploma in business studies from the London School of Foreign Trade, London, England.
For her National Youth Service Corps, Her Lordship served at the Federal Ministry of Justice as a federal state counsel in the Marine and Industrial Department. Upon completion of her service year, she worked as an external examiner at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos State. She also worked as a senior counsel/head of commercial and corporate division at K.S. Okeaya – Inneh, SAN & Co. Benin City, Edo State. Her Lordship went on to work as a lecturer at Top Skills & Legal Consult Limited (Now Called Daibo Paralegal Training Institute) Lagos State, Nigeria, external examiner, Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School and senior counsel Chief at F.R.A. Williams, SAN Chambers, Ilupeju, Lagos State.
In 2009, Her Lordship was appointed a High Court Judge with the Edo State Judiciary where she is the presiding Judge of the Ekpoma and Irrua Judicial Divisions.
In 2016, her Lordship was appointed by the then Chief Judge of Edo State – Hon. Justice C. O. Idahosa (RTD) as the Chairman of the committee that set up the Edo State Multi – Door Court House.
Her Lordship is a member of the Institute of Chartered Administrators, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, member of the Forensic Academy and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration.
Her Lordship has also attended several workshops, trainings, conferences, seminars and webinars.
Her Lordship enjoys travelling, playing golf and reading.