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Former Appeal Court President, Dalhatu Is Dead

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BEVERLY HILLS, November 07, (THEWILL) – Former Acting President of Court of Appeal, Justice Dalhatu Adamu is dead.

THEWILL gathered that Dalhatu died 12 am on Monday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda Specialist Hospital in Minna, Niger State at the age of 65.

He attended the Institute of Administration, ABU, Kongo Campus from 10973 to 1975 where he obtained LLB (Hons.) Degree in Law.

He also attended the Nigerian Law School between 1976 and 1977 and was called to the Bar on July 1, 1977.

He started his professional career in Law as Pupil State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Niger State in 1977 and was appointed High Court Judge of Niger State in 1989.

He was promoted to the higher bench as a Justice of Court of Appeal in 1993 and was appointed as the Acting President, Court of Appeal in August 2011.

Until his appointment as Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Dalhatu Adamu was Presiding Justice of the Sokoto Division.

He was married with two wives, nine children and two grandchildren. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

Story by Oputah David