Kogi state Customary Court of Appeal President dies (updated)

President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, is dead.

He died on Sunday after a brief illness.

The Chief Information Officer of the state Ministry of Justice, Shaheed Saqeeeb, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone.

“Yes it is true, but I have no further details as of now,” he said.

Justice Atadoga was called to Bar in 1986; he has been in private practice since he was called to Bar. He hailed from Omala LGA of Kogi State.

He was said to be instrumental to the creation of the Customary Court of Appeal in Kogi State.

Atadoga succeeded Justice Ottawa, the first President at the creation of the state Customary Court of appeal in 2010.

Atadoga became popular when he swore in Captain Idris Wada as the governor of Kogi state after a controversial court verdict which gives room for two governors in the state. As the then Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Bello was also sworn in as Governor by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.

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