Judges, Magistrates, pay last respect as Kwara judiciary buries member


By Kayode Adeoti

Emotions as remains of one of the finest Kwara State jurists, Chief Magistrate Nurudeen Adeyanju, was laid to rest at his Sango area residence in Ilorin, yesterday.
Adeyanju who reportedly died at the age of 59 was until his death, the Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR) litigation of the state High Court.
He was said to have been pronounced dead 10:44am on Saturday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) after a brief illness and was subsequently buried same day.
This medium reliably gathered that Adeyanju died of liver problem.
It was learnt that plans have reached top gear to seek financial assistance from the state government in order to fly the deceased to India for first rate medical care.
Reacting to the passing of Adeyanju, yesterday, the Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Durosinloun Kawu and Chairman of the Ilorin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Muhammed Idowu Akande, described him as an upright man who lived a worthy life.
The CJ particularly said that the judiciary will greatly miss the kind and humanitarian gestures of the deceased saying he has laid enduring legacies that cannot be erased.
Kwau, who noted that he sat and chatted for over twenty minutes with Adeyanju two days to his death added that his demise was a shock to him and the entire judiciary staff.
According to him, Adeyanju trained most of the young magistrates and was hardworking stressing that positions he held in the past and his contribution to the growth of the judiciary in the state has proved him a worthy man.
“We were disturbed because his death was sudden, until his death, he was the Chief Registrar Litigation and before, he had been DCR in charge of all the magistrates in the state.”
On his part, the NBA boss described the deceased as one of the finest jurists in the state saying he was upright until his death.
Akande maintained that Adeyanju was a principled jurist who served equitable justice not minding personality involved in the case.
Meanwhile, the Fidau for the deceased will be held today (Monday) at his residence.
On the roll call of judges who attended the burial ceremony on Saturday were Justice Mahmud Gafar, Justice Sulyman Akanbi, Justice T.S Umaru, Justice Yusuf, Justice Garuba, Justice Abdulkadri and Chief Registra, Olainipekun.
Also at the event were all the DCRs, magistrates and other judicial staff.

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