Ex-Supreme Court Judge Dies

Justice Saifullahi Muntaqa Coommassie, a former Supreme Court Judge, has died on Thursday evening after a brief illness. He died at the age of 71.

Yusuf Saifullahi, son of the deceased, told newsmen in Zaria that his father died in Zaria after a brief illness.

Coommassie was born on Feb. 10, 1946 attended different schools after his initial mandatory Qur’anic school in his home town and other places.

He was initially trained as a teacher and taught Arabic and English in Zaria and Kaduna.

He retired from the teaching profession as the Principal of Provincial Arabic School in Fada, Zaria after spending a decade in the profession.


The late Coommassie attended several workshops and seminars on Sharia and other aspects of law and was a member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers.

The deceased left behind three wives and two children.

The funeral prayer is scheduled to hold at the Emir of Zazzau’s palace Zaria by 10a.m. on Friday.

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