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Mbanefo, Sir Louis (Nwachukwu)locked

Kt 1961

Born 13 May 1911; s of Chief Mbanefo, the Odu of Onitsha; m 1943, Elizabeth Bona Coker; three s; died 28 March 1977

Chief Justice of Eastern Region of Nigeria, 1959–67


King’s Coll., Lagos; University Coll., London (LLB 1935; Fellow, 1972); King’s Coll., Cambridge (BA (Hist. Tripos) 1937)


Set up in Legal Practice, Nigeria, 1937; Mem. of Eastern Nigeria House of Assembly, 1950–52; Mem. of Nigerian Legislative Council, 1950–51; Judge of Supreme Court of Nigeria, 1952, of E. Region, 1956; Judge of Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria, 1958–59. Pro-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1965–67. Hon. LLD University of Nigeria, 1963


tennis and golf


Athenæum; Metropolitan (Lagos)


PMB 1773, Onitsha, Nigeria