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Kogi Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

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The Chief Judge of Kogi State and Life Bencher, Nasir Ajanah on Sunday, June 28, 2020 passed away at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The Information Officer of the state judiciary, Saeed Saqueeb, confirmed the death on Sunday. He died at the age of 64.

Nasir Ajanah

His death comes barely one week after the death of Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, the president of the Kogi customary court of appeal.

Mr Ajanah, who was appointed as a judge by the old Kwara State Government and moved to Kogi after the creation of the state in 1991, served in Ankpa, Okene and Lokoja before his appointment as Chief Judge.

Mr Ajanah, a Life Bencher, was appointed Chief Judge in acting capacity in December 2008 and later confirmed substantive Chief Judge in May 2009.

Ajanah 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).

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