CHIEF judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah has died at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
A member of the family confirmed his death to news men yesterday,
His death came less than two weeks after an aide to Yahaya Bello, the state governor, also died in an Abuja hospital.
According to a statement later issued on his death, Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo announced the death of the judge without mentioning that he died of COVID-19.
Part of the statement reads:”The Kogi Stat.5 Government wishes to announce the demise of Hon. Justice Nasir Ajana. Until his death, Nasir Ajana was the Chief Judge of Kogi State. The passing of the legal luminary is a massive blow to the government and people of Kogi State for his brilliant justice administration throughout his career as a Judge and his tenure as the Chief Judge of Kogi State.
”He will be sorely missed for his tenacity of purpose and outstanding commitment to the sanctity of the temple of justice. He was a colossus in the noble profession of law. The state government will work with the family of the late Chief Justice to give him a befitting burial. His shoes will be impossible to fill.”
It was gathered that Ajanah, 64, died a week after the passing of Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, the president of the Kogi Customary Court of Appeal in Kogi State.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has so far announced three cases of COVID-19 in Kogi, and the state government insisted the state is free of the disease, accusing the NCDC of falsifying COVID-19 cases in Kogi.