May 20, 2020

Justice Musa Nabaruma's death is a huge loss | Dele Adesina SAN


The death of Hon. Justice Musa Nabaruma, the Chief Judge of Yobe State is a huge loss to Yobe State Judiciary, the Legal Community in Yobe State, the Government and people of Yo be State and the Nation's Legal community in general. His Lordship died at the National Hospital FCT Abuja on Monday the 18th of May 2020 after a protracted illness.

Appointed in 2011, Hon. Justice Musa Nabaruma served  as the Chief Judge of Yobe State for about nine years without any stain or blemish to him as a person or to him as a Judicial officer. Justice Nabaruma was a quintessential Judge, an erudite Judicial officer and a personification of Judicial independence. Independent mindedness, judicial bravery, incorruptibility and deep knowledge of the Law are clear marks of his Lordship' s  judgements.

The Legal and Political Community will not forget in a hurry his Lordship's judgements of the Ondo and Anambra gubernatorial election petition tribunals both of which nullified the Respondents declared victories at the pool. Both judgements were confirmed by the Court of Appeal.  These and many more were the legacies of the legal and judicial giant of the Yobe State Judiciary during his life time.

My Colleagues and I at Dele Adesina LP commiserate with the Yobe State Judiciary, members of the Bar and Bench in Yobe State, His Excellency, the Governor of Yobe State and the good people of Yobe State on the loss of their illustrous son.

I pray God blesses his soul and may he rest in perfect peace.


Dele Adesina SAN
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