Mrakpor; The Humble Lion Of Ughelli Set To Celebrate 30yrs Of Legal Practice.

As the Delta State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. (Barr.) Peter Mrakpor prepares to commemorate 30yrs. of legal practice, we look back at reasons why the humble lion of Ughelli is considered one of the best hands in the legal profession across Nigeria.

Hon. (Barr.) Peter Mrakpor was born September 7, 1965 to the royal family of Hon. James Mrakpor (JP) and Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) E. Mrakpor the first Executive Chairman of Ughelli Local Government Council and first Supervisory Councillor for Health, Ughelli South respectively. He is a descendant of late HRH, David Ohwovoriole, the King of Olomo Kingdom.
He is of the Otu-Jeremi stock in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He finished from the prestigious Urhobo College Effurun, Delta, State before securing admission to study law at the University of Benin. His academic journey was marked with excellence as he bagged a Law Degree and was called to Bar in 1989.

Since then, he has set up his Legal Chambers (Peter Mrakpor Esq.) and has gone ahead to distinguish himself as a trail blazer in the legal profession.
Little wonder, in 2015 he was appointed as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice by the Executive Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.

Upon assumption of office in September 2015, the legal luminary has transformed and given the ministry a sense of direction, steering them to become the best in all the 36 States of Nigeria.
He started out by completely digitalizing the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice by providing computers and modern ICT facilities to ease information gathering, storage and research as it relates to the administration of Justice. He mentored other members of staff in the ministry to become responsible by doing whatsoever is right, for the good of Deltans.
He pioneered the epoch making achievement that saw the domestication of administration of criminal justice law in Delta State. This helped to eliminate the legal constraints in criminal trial, which made criminal cases to linger on for years. This reduced the duration of criminal trial to a maximum of six months.
By this, Delta State is the first state in Nigeria where written depositions have been introduced as part of the trial process.
Hon. (Barr.) Peter Mrakpor, who is known in Delta State as elections petition guru is admired by many for the ease and outstanding competence with which he handles elections petitions.
The tall, dark and handsome AG who after 30years at the bar, looks younger than 30years of age is admired by all.

He has repealed some laws and initiated new ones to suite the times that we live in.
For instance, The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission Law has been repealed. Also, the corona's law of 1954 has been repealed. The Customary and Magistrate Courts Law is currently under amendment as well.
He rejigged the unit in the ministry of justice that takes care of abuses and rape cases where people can freely walk in to register their complaints.

In Ughelli South L.G.A. and his hometown Edjophe, his human capacity development, infrastructural and humanitarian projects stand him apart from his contemporaries.
Through his Foundation, he is currently sponsoring the education of a handful of school children as well as providing skills acquisition for a large number of youths in Fashion/Tailoring, Hairdressing/beauty salons, Mechanical Engineering Skills, etc.
He attracted key projects such as Health Centre, construction of modern markets and installation of street lights in Ughelli South.

Recently, Barr. Mrakpor completed and handed over portable water supply projects in Ogbokpa, Ekrijigbe, Egaren and Ogbe-Otedo quarters of Iwhrakan Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
The lawmaker also assisted in bringing lasting solutions to the electricity challenges in the community, following her disconnection by BEDC.
Also, he engage in the distribution of educational materials such as School Bags, Uniforms, payments of admission fees for countless number of pupils in Orhowhe Primary School.

Barr. Mrakpor led a state wide state wide mobilization known as 'Mrakpor Movement For Okowa' to canvass support for the reelection of Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. On March 7, 2019, he hosted a meeting of Iwhrekan Community, Jeremi Ward 1 Ughelli South LGA., to ensure that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa is massively voted for the the entire LGA.
The result was a landslide victory for Governor Okowa in Ughelli South LGA.

About a month ago, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State announced Barr. Peter Mrakpor as the State committee against Human trafficking, one of the most alarming crimes in Delta State.

His legal career has soared without limits. Drawing inspiration from other senior colleagues like Chief Rotimi Williams, Prof. Amos Utuama, etc., he hopes to change Delta State through the law.
As we await to roll out the drums to celebrate this wonderful man and 30years at the bar, this is also wishing our own lioness of Nigerian politics Hon. Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, the Adanioma a happy celebration.

We wish the Mrakpors greater accomplishments as they prepare celebrate this landmark achievement.

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