BREAKING: Justice Belgore is dead

A retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ahmad Olanrewaju Belgore, is dead. The Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ilorin Branch, Kwara State, Kamaldeen Gambari, announced his death on Tuesday....READ FULL ARTICLE

“Information reaching me now indicates that Hon. Justice Ahmad Olarewaju Belgore, PCJA (retd.) is dead. May Allah forgive his shortcomings,” Gambari said in a social media post, as reported by Leadership Newspaper.

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PUNCH Online was unable to locate the specific social media post referenced by the newspaper.

Belgore retired as the Justice of the Court of Appeal on April 18, 2023, on the attainment of the retirement age of 70.

Meanwhile, in a condolence message, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari described the death of Justice Belgore as a big loss to the Ilorin Emirate and nation at large.

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The Emir, in a statement by his spokesman, Abdulazeez Arowona, said, “This is a great and colossal loss that has befallen the Ilorin Emirate and humanity at large.

“It is with shock that I received the news of the demise of Justice Ahmad Belgore. He was a complete gentleman, a thorough judicial officer who served the nation meritoriously in various capacities, nationally and internationally.

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“He was one of the finest justices that the Ilorin Emirate has ever produced. He contributed in no small measures to the growth and development of the judiciary and humanity in general.

The Emir commiserated with the immediate and extended family members of the deceased as well as the entire people of Ilorin and Nigerians in general....READ FULL ARTICLE