Kayode Oladele

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Kayode Oladele
In office
11 April 2015 – June, 2019
ConstituencyYewa North and Imeko Afon Federal Constituency
Personal details
Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)
ResidenceAbuja, FCT, Nigeria
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Alma materUniversity of Lagos

Kayode Oladele (born June 8, 1963) is a Nigerian human rights activist, lawyer and politician who was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives representing Yewa North and Imeko Afon Federal Constituency, Ogun State, southwestern [[Nigeria] from 2015-2019. He was the Chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee on Financial Crimes and member of the House Committees on Justice, Human Rights, Rules and Business, Environment, Healthcare Services and Agricultural Institutions respectively..[1][2] He was elected as member of the National Assembly under the platform of the All Progressives Congress on 11 April 2015.[3]. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff, office of the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes, advance fee fraud, cybercrime, terrorism financing and money laundering.

He is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Counselor-at-law of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is best known for representing the plaintiffs in the international human rights violation case brought by a group of Nigerians including the mover of Nigeria's independence motion in 1956, Chief Anthony Enahoro, human rights activist, Chief Arthur Nwankwo and Hafsat Abiola-Costello, daughter of the winner of the 1993 presidential election in Nigeria, Chief M.K.O Abiola against a former military ruler in Nigeria, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar before a United States’ Federal Court ( Enahoro v. Abubakar, 408 F.3d 877 (7th Cir. 2005), Abiola v. Abubakar, 267 F. Supp. 2d 907, 910 (N.D. Ill. 2003), Abiola v. Abubakar, 435 F. Supp. 2d 830 (N.D. Ill. 2006), Abubakar V Enahoro, 546 U.S. 1175 (2006), C.A. 7th Cir. Certiorari denied).

In 2009, Kayode Oladele was appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to liaise with the relevant United States’ authorities with regard to the Halliburton bribery investigation. In 2010, he was appointed by the Government of Nigeria to hold watching brief in the criminal trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Arabic: عمر فاروق عبد المطلب‎ )(born December 22, 1986) popularly referred to as the "Underwear Bomber", a young Nigerian who, at the age of 23, confessed to and was convicted of attempting to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day, 2009.


Oladele attended Baptist High School, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria, where he obtained the West African School Certificate (GCE "O" level) in 1981. He later attended Oyo State College of Arts and Sciences, Ile-Ife, Nigeria for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) before he proceeded to the University of Lagos where he obtained an LL.B (Hons.) degree in law in 1987. He graduated from the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos in 1988. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Counselor-at-law of the Supreme Court of Nigeria the same year (1988). He received a Certificate in Basic Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos, Nigeria in 1992. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, USA in the year 2000 and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan the same year. He attended Executive Education Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, USA where he received a Certificate in “Applying Behavioral Insights to the Design of Public Policy” in 2017 [4]


  1. ^ "Anti-corruption War Cannot Succeed Without Responsive Judicial System – Oladele". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "New Criminal Justice Act will expedite corruption cases - Hon. Oladele". theeagleonline.com. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ ""We Will Justify Our Electoral Victory" – Oladele, APC Rep–Elect". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hon. KAYODE OLADELE Imeko Afon/Egbado North". nass.gov.ng. Retrieved December 19, 2015.