- The Nigerian judiciary has lost one of its own, a former chief justice of the Federal High Court, Abdul Kafarati
- Justice Kafarati's death was announced in a statement by a family source
- According to the report, the former attorney-general of Bauchi state would be buried on Friday, February 26
The immediate past chief justice of the High Court of the Federation, Justice Abdul Kafarati, is dead.
PM News reports that Justice Kafarati, who was once the attorney-general of Bauchi state breathed his last on the evening of Thursday, February 25.
Legit.ng gathered that a family source announced Kafarati's death in a statement on Friday, February 26.
The source said:
“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the federation and former Bauchi state attorney-general which occurred this night (Thursday) after Magrib salat at Abuja.”
The report said that the remains of Justice Kafarati would be buried on Friday, February 26, after the Juma’at prayers at Janazah at Central Mosque Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced the burial arrangement for its seven officers who died in a tragic and unfortunate plane crash in Abuja on Sunday, February 21.
It was reported that the military plane, Beechcraft KingAir B350i, crashlanded at the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger state.
The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.
In a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, the director of public relations and information, all the officers on the plane were reported dead.
In a related report, a former chief of Naval Administration, Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) passed on.
Aikhomu, 65, passed away on the morning of Thursday, February 25, in Abuja allegedly from COVID-19 complications.
According to the report, the deceased who was the younger brother to former military vice president, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd), was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.
Aikhomu was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.