Kogi State’s chief judge Nasiru Ajanah is dead

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, is dead.

Justice Ajanah died in Abuja on Sunday morning after a brief illness at the age of 64.

Born in 1956 to the family of MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene local government area of kogi State, Ajanah studied law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and was called to the Nigerian bar as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court.

He served in various capacities such as chairman, Kabba disturbance tribunal, Kogi, (1994); chairman, election petitions tribunal in Adamawa state (1998); member of governing council of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1999 and 2006) and chairman, panel on Murtala Mohammed international airport fire incident (2000).

He later set up his private firm, Nasiru Ajanah & Co in Okene, where he practised law between 1985 and 1989.

He served as chairman, election petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom state (2007) and chairman, election tribunal petitions in Rivers state (2008).

His remains will be buried in Abuja on Sunday.

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