Justice Ejembi, Ogbogo Elijah was born on Saturday, 26th April 1958 at Adankari – Akweya, Otukpo Local Government Council, where he also hails.
He started early education at Wesley Primary School, Otobi in 1967 but moved to Wesley Primary School Onyuwei – Akwaya, 1968 – 1970; and finally to Local Education Authority Primary School, 1971-‘73 where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate.
Justice Ejembi also attended Davy’s Stenographic Institute, Kafanchan, 1973 – 1974; for a Proficiency Certificate. He started secondary education at Nyapuri Comprehensive College, Takum, 1975; moved to Kings Comprehensive College Mkar in 1976 and completed at Government Secondary School Gboko, 1976 – 1980; where he obtained the West African School Certificate, WASC. Further studies took him to the School of Basic Studies Ugbokolo, 1980 – 1981 for the Interim Joint Matriculation Board, IJMB, Certificate.
Justice Ejembi was admitted into the University of Calabar, 1981 -1985 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law, LL.B after which between 1985 and 1986 he attended the Nigerian Law School Lagos and was called to the Bar.
He started his working career as a messenger with the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mada Station, 1974–1975 and thereafter had a brief stint with the Benue State Ministry of Health as a typist in 1980. During the National Youth Service Corps program he was Legal Officer at the Ikeja Military Cantonment Lagos, 1986 -1987.
Justice Ejembi was Inspector of Area Courts with the Benue State Judiciary, 1987–1989 and was appointed Upper Area Court Judge, 1989–1994. He was elevated to Chief Magistrate, 1994–1995.
The jurist was Director, Inspectorate and Area Courts, 1995–1997; Director, Litigation, 1997–1998; Acting Chief Registrar, 1999–2004; and Chief Registrar, 2004 –2008.
He has been High Court Judge from 2008 till date.
Justice Ejembi has attended several professional workshops spanning from 1990 till date, some of which were held at the Nigerian Institute of Legal Studies, Lagos, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Jos, as well as the Inter-Governmental Marital Affairs Study Tours, London, United Kingdom, and Ohio in the United States of America.
He has vistied Ghana, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Married with children, Justice Ejembi enjoys reading and writing; out-door sports, football and fishing.