Yahaya Bello swears in new Kogi chief judge

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Yahaya Bello swears in new Kogi chief judge

Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, has sworn in Henry Olusuyi as the new chief judge of the state.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the government house in Lokoja, Kogi capital, on Wednesday.

Edward Onoja, deputy governor, and Matthew Kolawole, speaker of the state house of assembly, were among the dignitaries at the event.

Olusuyi replaced Nasir Ajanah who died last week

Ajanah died at a COVID-19 treatment centre in Gwagwalada, federal capital territory (FCT).

The late judge served as chairman, election petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom state (2007), and chairman, election petitions tribunal in Rivers state (2008).

Also, Bello appointed Bayo Olowosegun as the acting president of the state’s customary court of appeal.

Olowosegun is replacing Shaibu Atadoga who died on June 22 — a week after Ajanah.