In spite of denial of COVID-19 presence in Kogi State by the governor, another high-profile public official, the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, has succumbed to the virus.
Ajanah, 64, who was the chairman, Election Petitions Tribunals in Akwa Ibom and Rivers State (2007 and 2008, died at Gwagwalada, Abuja COVID-19 isolation centre late on Saturday.
Persecondnews recalls that It is the second death in two weeks after an aide to Gov. Yahaya Bello, died in an Abuja hospital.
The deceased, who hailed from Okene council area, studied law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and was called to the Nigerian bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court.
Between 1985 and 1989, the late judge set up a private law firm — Nasiru Ajanah & Co in Okene.