Justice Muhammad Haliru Abdullahi, a Kano High Court judge, has died. He was 54.
Justice Abdullahi, a younger brother to Media Trust director Umar Abdullahi, died at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano on Wednesday night after a brief illness.
He was buried at Tarauni cemetery in Kano metropolis yesterday with Kano deputy governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano chief judge Justice Shehu Atiku, court of appeal judge Justice Abdu Aboki, former minister of mines and steel development Alhaji Bala Mohammed Borodo and former member of the House of Representatives Alhaji Bawa Bwari in attendance.
Other personalities that condoled with the deceased’s family members at his Borno Avenue residence in Kano included Jigawa chief judge Justice Muktar Adamu Kazaure, Prof Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), 2011 Kano ANPP governorship candidate Malam Salihu Sagir Takai, Media Trust director Alhaji Rabiu Garba, Barrister Kabiru Muktar, managing director of Triumph Publishing Company Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo, former chief medical director of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Dr Abdulhamid Isa Dutse and a host of other judges and magistrates from Kano and Jigawa.
Abdullahi was one of the best law graduates from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1980 having bagged Upper Second Class degree in that discipline. He was once an adviser to the National Universities Commission (NUC). He attended many professional training courses both at home and abroad.
The deceased is survived by two wives, many children, mother and several relations including Alhaji Umar Abdullahi, a director with Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and Aminiya, a Hausa vernacular newspaper.