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COVID-19 kills Kogi Chief judge Nasir Ajanah

 The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah has died at age 64.

A member of the late Judge’s family who confirmed his death on Sunday morning, said he died at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

He  died a week after the death of Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, the president of the Kogi customary court of appeal was reported.

Ajanah’s death was confirmed by the Information Officer of the state Judiciary, Mr Saeed Saqueeb.

Ajanah was first appointed as Judge by the old Kwara State Government.

He moved to Kogi after creation of the state in 1991.

He served in Ankpa, Okene and Lokoja before his appointment as Chief Judge.

Ajanah, a Life Bencher, was appointed Chief Judge in acting capacity in December 2008 and later confirmed substantive Chief Judge in May 2009.

He also served in various capacities.

He was chairman, Kabba Disturbance Tribunal, Kogi, (1994); chairman, election petitions tribunal in Adamawa state (1998).

He was also a member of the governing council of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (1999 and 2006) and chairman, panel on Murtala Mohammed international airport fire incident (2000).

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