BREAKING: Federal High Court judge Justice Maikaita Bako dies

BREAKING: Federal High Court judge Justice Maikaita Bako dies

- Katsina state has been thrown into mourning mood following the death of Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Bako

- The respected judge died following injuries he sustained in a car accident last week

- He was flown to Abuja for medical attention where he passed on this morning at a private hospital

A federal judge, Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Bako, on Sunday, January 12 died in an Abuja hospital following injuries he sustained in a car accident last week, Daily Trust reports.

According to the report, the judge was involved in a car crash along Funtua-Kankara road in Katsina state on Saturday, January 4.

He was flown to Abuja for medical attention where he passed on this morning at a private hospital in the Nigerian capital.

BREAKING: Federal High Court judge Justice Maikaita Bako dies
The Nigerian judiciary is mourning one of its most senior judicial officers, Justice Ibrahim Bako. Photo source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Confirming the death, the chief judge of the Katsina state, Justice Musa Danladi said: “the late Bako died around 6 am this morning at Cedar Crest, Abuja following an accident last Friday; he suffered serious spinal and neck injuries.”

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“He had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where doctors tried to stabilise him for eventual medical treatment abroad.

“It has also being resolved to hold his funeral prayers and bury him in Abuja after Zuhr prayers.”

The late Justice Bako was the judge handling former Katsina governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema’s case involving the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged diversion of N11billion local government funds.

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Meanwhile, one of Nigeria and Africa’s most prolific writers, Professor Chukwuemeka Ike died on Thursday, January 9 at the age 88.

The literary giant was said to have breathed his last at the Nnamdi Azikwe teaching hospital in Nnewi, Anambra state after a brief illness.

Ike, until his death was the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in Orumba south local government area of Anambra state.

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