Honourable Justice M.M. Kolo of the FCT High Court is dead.
Announcing the death of the Legal Luminary, a Staff of the FCT Judiciary Mr. Buhari Ibrahim wrote:
“FCT judiciary is bereaved, having lost one of its erudite judges. Indeed it is an understatement to say that late Hon. Justice M.M Kolo who passed away today was a phenomenal person with lots of wisdom. A legend per excellence whose tenure as the chief registrar of the FCT – SCA was characterized by benevolence, munificence and above all empathy.
With teary eyes and dazed mind, but with absolute submission to the will of the almighty, my heartfelt condolence goes to the family of the late jurist and the entire members of the FCT Judiciary. May Allah SWT forgives the shortcomings of the late legal luminary and may his children prosper in life, Ameen.”
Justice Kolo was appointed as a Judge in the FCT High Court in 2010. Prior to his appointment, he worked in the Niger State Judiciary as a Magistrate between 1985 and 1997 until he was transferred to the FCT Judiciary Abuja same year. He was a magistrate in the FCT Judiciary until 2004 when he was appointed as the Director Area Courts. In 2005 he became the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court, thereafter, he was appointed as the Secretary FCT Judicial Service Committee, Abuja in 2010.
He is from Zugurma in Mashegu Local Gov’t Area of Niger State and was called to bar in 1984. Justice Kolo was married with children.