Justice Jamilu Tukur Sworn into Nigeria’s Supreme Court: Katsina Celebrates Historic Appointment

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Justice Tukur From Katsina State Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice of Nigeria

The Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, recently extended his congratulations to Justice Jamilu Tukur upon his inauguration as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The swearing-in ceremony took place on a recent Monday as witnessed by our sources. Tukur hails from the Malumfashi Local Government Area in Katsina State and is now one of the eleven newly appointed justices in the prestigious court. He is the second individual from Katsina state to climb to this esteemed rank in the nation’s apex court.

Governor Radda extolled Justice Tukur during the congratulatory message. He commended his advanced understanding and extensive experience in legal affairs. According to Radda, Tukur’s exceptional skill to scrutinize and deliver unerring judgments on cases is praiseworthy and of great value to the judiciary.

A Glance Into Justice Tukur’s Background

Justice Tukur, born on April 7, 1960, embarked on his educational journey from Dudi Primary School in Malumfashi, later moving to a secondary school in the same area. He then pursued his higher education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating with an LL.B in Law in 1982. Subsequently, he completed his BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos State, in 1983.

Significant Milestones in Justice Tukur’s Legal Career

As reported by our sources, Justice Tukur’s legal profession has been marked by significant milestones. One of these includes his designation as a Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on April 4, 2007, and his subsequent elevation to the Court of Appeal on March 24, 2014.

  • Justice Tukur proclaimed his mark in the judiciary when he played a significant role in the Appeal Court panel that overturned the election of all All Progressives Congress candidates in Zamfara State in 2019.
  • He put the gavel down in another remarkable lead judgment where he imposed a hefty N50 million fine on Senator Elisha Abbo for assault on a woman in a sex toy shop.
  • In a notable judgment, he invalidated the rights of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency to impose fines on traffic lawbreakers, thereby emphasizing the constitutional rights of citizens.

In conclusion, the Governor of Katsina State, Dikko Radda, expressed high hopes that Justice Tukur’s appointment will bring pride, honor, and immense progress to the Supreme Court and the entire judicial system of Nigeria.


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