- Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Bako has died
- The judge died of injury he sustained during an accident
- In the accident, he suffered serious spinal and neck injuries
Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Bako has died in an Abuja hospital following injuries he sustained in a car accident he was involved in last week.
The federal judge was involved in a car crash along Funtua – Kankara road in Katsina state on Saturday, January 4.
Bako was flown to Abuja for medical attention where he passed on Sunday, January 12, at Cedar Crest Hospital, Abuja, Daily Trust reports.
The chief judge of Katsina state, Justice Musa Danladi, who confirmed the death, said: “The late Bako died around 6am this morning at Cedar Crest, Abuja following an accident last Friday; he suffered serious spinal and neck injuries.
“He had been in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were doctors tried to stabilise him for eventual medical treatment abroad. “It has also been resolved to hold his funeral prayers and bury him in Abuja after Zuhr prayers. It is critical; it is a loss,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Prof Chukwuemeka Ike was dead.
Legit.ng gathered that the literary giant was said to have died at the Nnamdi Azikwe teaching hospital in Nnewi, Anambra state, at age 88 after a brief illness.
Ike, until his death was the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in the Orumba south local government area of Anambra state.
His works include: Toads for Supper (1965), The Naked Gods (1970), The Potter’s Wheel (1973), Sunset at Dawn (1976), Expo ’77 (1980), The Chicken Chasers (1980), The Bottled Leopard (1985), Our Children Are Coming Home (1990), and Conspiracy of Silence.
Ike attended government college, Umuahia, the same school attended by the late Prof Chinua Achebe and poet Christopher Okigbo.
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