A previous Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice Abdul Kafarati has been affirmed dead.
However, the details of his demise were vague, he was said to have kicked the bucket of cardiac arrest on Thursday evening after his Magrib prayer in Abuja.
In a statement on Friday, The Chief Information Officer of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Catherine Oby Nwandu, confirmed the death.
She said, “With great sadness, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, regrets to announce the sudden death of the former Chief Judge of this Honourable Court, Honorable Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati who passed on last night at about 7.30 pm being, February 25, 2021, after his usual evening Magrib prayer in Abuja.
“The late Justice died of Cardiac arrest. Born on July 25, 1954, at Kwami, Gombe State, he was appointed to the Federal High Court Bench on October 31 1991. He became the acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court on September 16, 2017, and was confirmed as the substantive Chief Judge on June 17, 2018.”
Late Justice Kafarati became a retiree from the Federal High Court Bench on July 25, 2019.
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Judges of the Court, the whole administration and staff of the Court sympathises with the family of the dead.
Justice Tsoho portrayed the late Chief Judge as quiet and gentle, but exceptionally brave, very modest and straightforward in all his dealings.
He said, “The pain of the exit of late Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati will be felt by the court and as well as the country at large.”
Justice Tsoho prayed that the Almighty God will grant his close family, relatives and companions the strength to bear the irreversible misfortune.
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