Former Appeal Court president, Dalhatu Dies at 65.

Former Acting President of Court of Appeal, Justice Dalhatu Adamu is dead. He died 12 am on Monday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda Specialist Hospital in Minna, Niger State at the age of 65.


The late Justice was appointed as the Acting President, Court of Appeal in August 2011.


Dalhatu attended the Institute of Administration, ABU, Kongo Campus from 10973 to 1975 where he obtained LLB (Hons.) Degree in Law. Between 1976 and 1977, he attended the Nigerian Law School 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. In 1989 when he was appointed High Court Judge of Niger State.


He was promoted to the higher bench as a Justice of Court of Appeal in 1993. 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 grand children. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

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