BREAKING: Pioneer Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Dahiru Sale, Who Annulled June 12, is Dead


BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Twenty-seven years after he made history by annulling June 12, 1993 presidential election, Justice Dahiri Saleh (retd), who was the pioneer Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, is dead. 

Late Justice Sale accepted responsibility for annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential elections won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

Forefront News gathered the retired Chief Judge of the FCT, who until his death was the Matawalin Katagun, died on Thursday afternoon in his hometown, Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Justice Sale’s death was announced by one of his grandsons, Armayau Abubakar Liman on his Facebook page.

Liman wrote: “inna lilahi wa inna ilahi rajiun. My grandfather, Justice Muhammad Dahiru Saleh, Rtd, former CJ FCT (Matawalinn Katagum) has passed on this afternoon. I solicit your prayers for Allah’s mercy on his soul. Allah ya gafarta Maka Baba Justice. Allah ya kyauta makwanci ka da sauran Alumma baki daya”. 

The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Baba Tela, who is related to the late Justice Saleh confirmed the death in a telephone conversation with our reporter.

Senator Tela described the late justice Saleh as an erudite jurist who paid his dues to the country having served meritoriously before retiring some years ago. 

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