Ayodele Akenroye

Ayodele Akenroye
Akenroye Law Barristers and Solicitors

Ayodele Akenroye, founder and principal of Toronto's Akenroye Law, focuses on criminal law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria in 2007, before earning his Master of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 2011 and his Doctor of Philosophy in international criminal law from McGill University in 2017.

Mr. Akenroye is a member of the Bar in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nigeria.

He handles such matters as assault, sexual assault, drunk driving offences, theft, fraud, weapons charges, drug crimes, regulatory offences, and bribery and corruption. Mr. Akenroye represents clients at all stages of the process, including police investigations, bail hearings, confiscation and enforcement hearings, inquests, administrative proceedings, extraditions, trials, and appeals.

As an advocate for human rights, Mr. Akenroye represents clients in trials involving genocide, crimes against humanity, and other war crimes before the international criminal court and national courts. He is an elected member of the training committee of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, The Hague, Netherlands.

In addition, Mr. Akenroye speaks on criminal law and human rights issues at conferences in Canada and globally. He taught a human rights course at the University of Winnipeg as an adjunct professor and has instructed courses at McGill University.

Mr. Akenroye is a member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Criminal Lawyers’ Association, Halton County Law Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, American Society of International Law, and International Law Association.


Ayodele Akenroye In The News
The importance of following no-contact orders

People accused of domestic violence should scrupulously follow no-contact orders because the consequences of a breach can be severe, says Toronto criminal lawyer Ayodele Akenroye ... Read more

The right to remain silent: Akenroye

Toronto criminal lawyer  Ayodele Akenroye says anyone who gets arrested should keep silent and only ask for legal counsel. Akenroye, principal of  Akenroye Law ... Read more

Federal $31M payout underscores Charter protection for all Canadians

The payout of roughly $31 million in compensation to three Canadians who were tortured in Syria shows the current government is ready to do the right thing in situations where the ... Read more

Ayo Akenroye's criminal law practice supports the marginalized

Toronto criminal lawyer Ayo Akenroye believes in second chances, striving in his practice to help clients who don’t have a record to stay that way, and supporting those ... Read more

SCC decision makes assumptions despite India's 'abysmal' human rights record

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the path for extradition of two B.C. residents to India to face murder charges in the so-called honour killing of a young ... Read more

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