A distinguished Abusite and eminent Jurist, who was Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Amiru Sanusi on February 3, 2020, bowed out of the Apex Court. The renowned jurist who was appointed to the apex court’s bench in May 2015, retired on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Who is Justice Amiru Sanusi
Hon. Justice Amiru Sanusi was born in Funtua, Katsina State on Thursday, 2nd February, 1950. He attended Gudindi Elementary School, Funtua from 1957 to 1960 but later completed his primary school at AYA Primary School, Funtua in 1963 and immediately proceeded to Government Secondary School, Funtua in 1964.
He had a Diploma in Law and LLB Degree at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1974 and 1977 respectively.
He was at the Nigerian Law School in 1977 and was called to Bar in 1978.
Justice Sanusi started his working career as an Account Clerk with the Nigerian Railway Corporation in Zaria in 1969.
He voluntarily resigned his appointment in 1970 and joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Kaduna State.
He took a study leave in 1972 to further his education to actualize his dream of becoming a lawyer. He was Pupil Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, Owerri, lmo State during his National Youth Service programme between July and December, 1978, and later Legal Aid Counsel attached to Legal Aid Council (still on NYSC) between January and June 1979 when he completed his service.
Justice Sanusi was appointed Magistrate Grade II in June 1979. He rose through the ranks and finally berthed at the Supreme Court on 27th April, 2015, after giving much to adjudication and Judicial activism that have enriched the pages of Nigerian law reports.
Valeditary Session for Justice Amiru Sanusi
In line with the tradition of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a valedictory court session was held on 2nd February 2020 to mark the occasion at the main Courtroom of the Supreme Court.
The special court session was presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, who paid tribute to Justice Sanusi alongside other major stakeholders in the nation’s justice sector. The event was well attended by the who is who in Nigeria.. See photos below..
Launch Book Titled: Finality And Infallibility
The Honourable Justice Amiru Sanusi, OFR later presented a book to the General Public titled: “Finality and Infallibility “ which contains essays and reviews of some of his judgments edited by Lanre Akinsola and Abdul Mohammed, Esq.