A retired Judge of Gombe State High Court, Abubakar Jauro, has passed on this Monday.
Jauro was fondly referred to by his traditional title ‘Danlawan’ of Gombe, he passed on barely two months after retiring from the bench in June 2021.
Prior to his retirement, was a senior member of the bench, celebrated for his landmark judgements, which led to the prosecution of graft cases in the state.
The late jurist was reputed for his progressive stand against corruption which expedited cases brought in by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Meanwhile, in a condolence message signed by the Director of Press Affairs in Gombe Government House, Ismaila Misilli said the state Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, received the news with sadness.
Governor Yahaya described the late Justice Jauro as a distinguished jurist and senior member of the bench who contributed tremendously to the growth of the justice system in Gombe State and Nigeria in general.
Yahaya noted the deceased’s contributions to the development of his community and the state in general, recalling his service years in the state judiciary where he worked with utmost dedication and vowed out in glory June this year.
“We have indeed lost a man of honour, illustrious son of Gombe and courageous jurist who served the state meritoriously and contributed immensely to the development of the law and the growth of the judiciary.”