In 1996 some bright minds of the Bench started the judiciary business of Bayelsa state. The laid the judicial foundation from nothing and they diligently built an enviable judiciary in Nigeria. They remain the best Judges, the Nigeria state has ever had.
Mann Abali hailed from Otakeme/Otugidi communities in Ogbia kingdom, Bayelsa state. He distinguished himself as a proficient banker at the defunct Pan Africa Bank Limited in Rivers state and later pursued a career as a professional accountant at the Federal College of Education Technical in Omoku.