Breaking: Kogi Chief Judge, Justice Ajanah Dies

Breaking: Kogi Chief Judge, Justice Ajanah Dies



The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah has died.

Justice Ajanah died at an Abuja hospital in the early hours of Sunday.

Ajanah who hails from Okehi local government area of Kogi State died after a brief illness at the age of 64 years.

The late Kogi Chief judge was reported to be already battling a critical health challenge and was moved to Abuja for better medical attention before he was confirmed positive to the dreaded virus.

His death comes few days after the Kogi State Government lost the President of the Customary Court of Appeal Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga after a brief illness also.

Reacting to Ajanah’s death, the State Government said the passing of the legal luminary is a massive blow to the government and people of Kogi State.

In a communique by Hon. Kingsley Fanwo – the Commissioner for Information and Communications, the government said the Chief Judge will be remembered for his brilliant justice administration throughout his career as a Judge and his tenure as the Chief Judge of Kogi State.

The statement further noted that the late Justice will be sorely missed for his tenacity of purpose and outstanding commitment to the sanctity of the temple of justice.

“He was a colossus in the noble profession of law,” the statement partly read.

While assuring that it will work with the family of the late Chief Justice to give him a befitting burial, the state government said Ajanah’s shoes will be impossible to fill.