ⓘ Monica Dongban-Mensem


ⓘ Monica Dongban-Mensem

Monica Dongban-Mensem is the daughter of M. B. Douglas-Mensem, a retired Appeal Court judge. She was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, where she gained a LL.B and LL.M. She then studied for a postgraduate diploma at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.

After her first son, Samson Kwapda’as Dongban, died in a road accident, she founded Kwapda’as Road Safety Demand KRSD, a road safety organisation.

On 5 March 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dongban-Mensem as acting president of the Court of Appeal, after the retirement of Zainab Bulkachuwa. She was sworn in by Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria, on 6 March 2020. In April 2020 the National Judicial Council recommended her to President Buhari for confirmation as Appeal Court President.

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