Retired Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91

Retired Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91, A renowned Islamic scholar and retired justice, Ahmed Lemu have been announced dead by his son on behalf of his family. According to Punch, Lemu died on Thursday, at the age of 91 in Minna, Niger State.

His son says “It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna. Burial arrangements to be announced later”.

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Born in Niger State, Sheikh Lemu started his career as a teacher under the Bida Native Authority. He was a principal of two famous centers of learning in northern Nigeria: the School for Arabic Studies (SAS), Kano; and the Arabic Teachers’ College, Sokoto.

Lemu also served in the judiciary, first as a Sharia judge at the Court of Appeals in Sokoto and Niger (1976 – 1977), then as Chief Sharia Judge at the Court of Appeals, Niger State (1976 – 1991) Retired.

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