Our People

OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL

Oludotun Babayemi 

Chairman/Co-founder of CODE , Monitoring and Evaluation Expert at Cloneshouse Nigeria.
A Draper Hills Fellow of Standford University Center on Development with several years of experience in development work.

Hannigtone Amol

CEO, East African Law Society
Leads a lean yet multicultural and multinational secretariat, diverse consultants spread across 6 countries and over 17,000 regional lawyers.

Nguemo Uja Esq


Lawyer, Notary public


Nguemo Uja is a Notary Public and an astute litigator. Having practiced law for over 10 years, Nguemo has obtained considerable experience attending to both civil and criminal law cases. She has numerously appeared as an advocate at the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court as well as Election tribunals and has been engaged in several high profile cases. She is currently the head of chambers of Sebastine Hon (SAN) & Co, a full service law firm head quatered in Abuja with branches across the federation. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitration Uk.

Oluwafunke Adeoye


Founder/ Executive Director


Funke Adeoye is the founder of Hope behind Bars Africa. A graduate of law from University of Benin and called to bar in 2013, Funke has successfully represented several indigent inmates pro bono from the lowest courts to the Court of Appeal. She worked as an associate in the law firm of Olumide Sofowora SAN in Lagos for 3 years where she horned her litigation and defense skills having been exposed to several high profile criminal cases.
A 2019 Fellow of Cornell University Center on Death Penalty Worldwide and one of the Contributory Experts for the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2020. Funke’s is a recognized voice for criminal justice reform in Nigeria.
funke@hopebehindbarsafrica.org