Okechukwu is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was the prizeman of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria in 2007 where he emerged the overall best graduating student winning the Dean's Prize for Academic Excellence and the Public Law Department Prize for Academic Industry. He also obtained a Master's degree in International Oil and Gas Law Regulation from the Law School of the prestigious University of Aberdeen in 2013. He recently concluded a survey course in International Human Rights Law with Florida State University under a scheme sponsored by the International Bar Association (IBA). Aholu has made presentations at different international conferences including the South-Western University's Environmental Law Conference where his presentation on "Greening African Union Environmental Law" emerged as second-best presentation.
Aholu is a member of the editorial team of the African Journal of International Energy and Environmental Law. He recently concluded his PhD at the University of West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom where he currently functions as an associate lecturer teaching Globalization, Trade and Natural Resources Law.
Aholu is also the current Deputy Director of the African Energy and Natural Resources Network (ANREL). He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. His research interests are energy law, international environmental law, hydrocarbon regulation, international human rights law, green infrastructure, and nature-based solutions to climate change.