- Kogi state has lost another illustrious son of the land
- Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga has passed away after a brief illness
- Atadoga was the Kogi state customary court of appeal president
Kogi government and judiciary fraternity have been thrown into mourning following the death of the president of state customary court of appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga.
According to Sahara Reporters, Atadoga died in the early hours of Sunday, June 21, following a brief battle with illness.
Confirming the incident, Saheed Saqeeeb who is chief information officer of Kogi state ministry of justice told pressmen Justice Atadoga died in his house.
Born in Omala local government area of Kogi state, late Justice Atadoga was called to Bar in 1986 and he was a towering figure in the creation of the customary court of appeal in the north-central state.
Atadoga became the cynosure after swearing-in Idris Wada as the governor of Kogi state after a controversial court verdict which gave room for two governors in the state.
The Kogi-born judge's death came months after President Muhammadu Buhari mourned and described the late retired Supreme Court justice, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte as a jurist who has brought honour to the country.
The Nigerian president in a statement through his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Karibi-Whyte was a patriotic and resourceful legal luminary.
Buhari expressed his condolences to the government and people of Rivers state over the passing of the legal icon. The president prayed for God to comfort the family of the deceased.
He said the late jurist made great contributions to the law and jurisprudence in the country and left behind a legacy of integrity and nationalism.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila II, is dead. The monarch died on Saturday, May 2, at Nassarwa Specialist Hospital at about 4.45pm after a brief illness.
His Rano emirate is one of four new emirates created in Kano in the wake of the balkanisation of the Kano emirate. The monarch was reported to have been hospitalised on Friday, May 1, though details of his ailment were not disclosed.
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