O. W. A. Okocha, Esq., PhD

Assistant Managing Solicitor

Dr. Orowhuo W. A. Okocha is a proud alumnus of both the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, where he obtained his LLB in 2007, and Brunel University, London, United Kingdom, where he obtained his LLM in 2010, and a PhD in 2020, in the area of Comparative Criminal Justice, with a thesis titled “The Detention Rights of Suspects and Accused Persons in England (and Wales) and Nigeria: Rights Development As A Work In Progress”.

He was called to the Bar in Nigeria in 2008, and was also certified as a professional Negotiator and Mediator in the same year.

He was appointed as Lecturer I, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University, in August, 2022.

He specializes in General Litigation and Conveyancing, and his teaching and research interests include:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • The Law of Evidence
  • Human Rights
  • Comparative Law
  • Comparative Criminal Justice

In his spare time, he enjoys playing Basketball, watching any sport but Cricket, reading, and listening to music for hours on end.


  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association


  • Secretary, Panel 3, Disciplinary Committee, Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch (2018 – 2020)
  • Member, ICT/Library Committee, Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch (2022 – )
  • Assistant Secretary, Justice Sector Monitoring Committee, Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch (2022 – )
  • Financial Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Legal Practice (2023 – )


  • Tel. No:      (+234) 813 302 3597
  • Email:         owa@okochaandokocha.com | owa_okocha@yahoo.com