Former acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dalhatu Adamu, has died. He died yesterday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda Specialist Hospital in Minna, Niger State. He was 65 years old.
Adamu was appointed as the acting President, Court of Appeal in August 2011 following the controversy that led to the exit of his predecessor, Justice Isah Ayo Salami.
He acted as President of the Court of Appeal for about 15 months, retiring in 2012 and was replaced by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
He is survived by two wives and nine children. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.