Oteh who was born, 18th November, 1966 is currently serving as the Director, Legal services in the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, Nigeria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1989. His quest for education spans out as follows:

2002 – Associate Certificate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria
1995 - Masters of Laws (LL.M), University of Lagos, Nigeria
1989 –of Certificate Call to the Nigerian Bar, Nigerian Law School, Lagos
1988 – Bachelors of Laws (Ll.B (Hons), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile- Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria
1984 – National Diploma Course In Business Administration, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria
1977 – 1982: St. Paul’s Anglican Grammer School, Igrra, Edo State (West African School Certificate. Williams’ Primary School, Oke-Ado, Oyo State, Nigeria (First School Leaving Certificate)


March 20 – 2010 - date: Special Assistant to the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice

March 5, 2003 – March, 2010: Personal Assistant/ Special Assistant to two Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretaries, Federal Ministry of Justice

March 2001 – May, 2003: Counsel to the Federal Government’s Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Conflicts in Nigeria’s North-Central States (The Opene Commission)

July, 1999 – March, 2001: Assistant Legal Adviser, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing,, Nigeria

October, 1990 – July, 1999: Assistant Legal Adviser, National Sports Commission, Federal Ministry Of Sports and Social Development

October, 1989 – October, 1990: legal officer(national youth service corps), National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON)

February – April, 1989: Law School Internship, Gani Fawehinmi & Co Law Firm, Lagos

He has excelled in many special assignments/appointments in the course of his job and has attended many conferences and workshops both at home and abroad, notable amongst them are:

March, 2006 – Maiden Business Law Conference of The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law
March, 2012 – National Workshop on the Unification and Reform of the Penal Code and the Criminal Code
August, 2004 – Working Visit to the Canadian Department Of Justice
Annual Conferences Of The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law:

1. 2004 - Montreal
2. 2005 - Edinburgh
3. 2006 – Brisbane
4. 2007 – Vancouver

Oteh has always had a way with words and he is never known to lose an argument or plea for a cause. It is, therefore not surprising that he was the Lead Speaker Obafemi Awolowo University Debating Team, 1996 to 1988. He was also winner, Club Alpha All – Nigeria Universities Oraratory Competition, 1996. Similarly, he was second Best Overall Speaker, Teslim Elias International Law Moot Competition, Lagos, 1988 and elected Chairman/Lord Advocate Campus Chambers, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,     1987 – 1988.
He is a member of professional bodies such as: Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators,
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, Vancouver, Canada and International Association of Prosecutors.
He is happily married with children and speaks Igbo and Yoruba fluently.