Former Appeal Court Justice Dies At 71

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Ahmad Olanrewaju Belgore, a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, has passed away.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ilorin Branch in Kwara State, Kamaldeen Gambari, announced the death of the respected legal figure on social media.

“Information reaching me now indicates that Hon. Justice Ahmad Olarewaju Belgore, PCJA (retd.), is dead. May Allah forgive his shortcomings,” Gambari said.

Belgore retired from his position as a Justice of the Court of Appeal on April 18, 2023, upon reaching the retirement age of 70.

In a message of condolence, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, expressed that the passing of Justice Belgore is a significant loss to the Ilorin Emirate and the nation as a whole.

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.

“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.”

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