Former Kwara Grand Khadi, Justice Ambali is Dead
A former Grand Khadi of Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal, Justice AbdulMuttalib Ahmad Ambali (retd) is dead
He died in the wee hours of Thursday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Oke-Oyi, after a brief illness.
He was 83 years old.
The late jurist was the 2nd Grand Kadi after late justice Abdulkadir Orire, and pioneer Chief Registrar of Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal.
He spent seven years in office as Grand Kadi from 2001 – 2008.
Burial arrangements for the deceased was yet to be announced as of the time of filing this report.
The Grand Kadi of Kwara State, Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen who confirmed the incident, described the deceased as a God-fearing Muslim scholar and competent jurist who upheld the tenet of Islam in everything he did.
Justice Kamaldeen said, “The fact that he died during Ramadan was significant and we asked Almighty Allah to forgive him and grant him Aljanat Firdous.”
He described the deceased as “gentle, unassuming, religious and a man of policy and principle who doesn’t take anybody for granted.”
“He was always focus. Indeed, Kwara has lost a top scholar and jurist. He was everything to me, my role model and mentor,” Justice Kamaldeen added.
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