Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah, has died due to complications arising from COVID-19, the DAILY VENDOR has learned.
A family source said the legal icon died at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagwalada, Abuja today.
The government of Kogi state has before now maintained that the state does not have any case of coronavirus, further accusing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of misleading the public on the COVID-19 status of the North Central state.
Today’s death of Ajanah, Shaibu Atadoga, President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal may have proved the state government wrong.
Born in Okene, in 1956, to the family of Faro Ajanah. He studied law at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Justice Ajanah went on to set up his private law firm, Nasiru Ajanah & Co. in Okene, practicing law between 1985 to 1989.
Ajanah served in various capacities such as Chairman Kabba Disturbance Tribunal, Kogi (1994), Chairman Election Petitions Tribunal Adamawa (1998), Member Governing Council of Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1999-2006), and Chairman Panel on Murtala Mohammed International Airport fire incidence (2000).
Also rendering his service as Chairman, Elections Petitions Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State (2007) and Chairman Elections Petitions Tribunal in Rivers State (2008).