Nigeria: Kano Court of Appeal Presiding Justice, Hussein Mukhtar Passes On

21 September 2021

The Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Hussein Mukhtar, has died at the age of 67. Family sources said he died on Saturday morning in Abuja, after a brief illness.

The late jurist started his working career in the Bauchi State Judiciary, from June 1976 to October 1992.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. He served in various capacities including as a Magistrate; Secretary, Bauchi State Judicial Service Commission; and Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court.

The late Justice had been at the Court of Appeal, since 2006.


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