Ex-Kwara CJ Dies At 85


Ilorin – Former Chief Judge of Kwara state, Saka Yusuf, is dead.

The former Chief Judge who retired after two years on in office was said to have died on Monday evening at the age of 85.

His remains were on Tuesday committed to mother earth at his residence in the Government Reservation Area of Ilorin after the Janazah prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Mohammed Bashir Salihu.

The Ilorin-born Jurist was appointed the Chief Judge of the state in 2005 after Justice Timothy Oyeyipo who held the post for 21 years retired.

Yusuf who was serving at the Kano state judiciary until appointed the kwara Chief Judge in 2005 retired from service in 2007.

After his retirement, he became the national president of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), a post he held until about five years ago when his tenure expired.

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state governor, who was represented by Isiaka Gold, the secretary to the state government, attended the burial programme.

Also in attendance were Ali Ahmad, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly; Sulaiman Kawu, Chief Judge of the state; Ola AbdulKadir, the state Grand Kadi; AbdulMutalib Ambali, a former Grand Kadi; the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, Malete, Abdul Rasheed Na’ Allah, the IEDPU president, Sheikh AbdulAzeez, his predecessor, Abdul Hamid Adi and the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Ishola Balogun- Fulani, among others.

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Author: Dele Moses