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Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of Kogi state, is dead

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Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of Kogi state, is dead. He died at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, is dead.

Justice Ajanah died in Abuja on Sunday.

He died after a brief illness at the age of 64.

The justice’s death is coming exactly a week after the state lost the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, after a brief illness.

The Kogi State Government on its website said Ajanah was born in 1956 to the family of MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene local government area.

He studied law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and was called to the Nigerian bar as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court.

Ajanah later set up his private firm, Nasiru Ajanah & Co in Okene, where he practised law between 1985 and 1989.

He served in various capacities such as chairman, Kabba disturbance tribunal, Kogi, (1994); chairman, election petitions tribunal in Adamawa state (1998); member of governing council of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1999 and 2006) and chairman, panel on Murtala Mohammed international airport fire incident (2000).

Ajanah, whose remains will be buried in Abuja on Sunday, served as chairman, election petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom state (2007) and chairman, election tribunal petitions in Rivers state (2008).

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