Kwara governor mourns ex-Appeal Court justice, Belgore


The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has expressed condolences on the death of a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ahmad Belgore.

The governor’s condolence message was contained in a statement made available to journalists by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Wednesday.

The statement read, “Belgore, who was until his recent retirement the presiding Justice of the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal, died on Tuesday night.

“The governor sends his heartfelt condolences to the entire Ilorin Emirate, the bar and the bench, and to the Belgores, who have lost a rare gem.

“Justice Belgore was a legal giant and a foremost community leader who offered his shoulder for many to lean on.”

In a separate condolence message, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Kwara State Traditional Rulers Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, described the death of Justice Belgore as a big loss to the Ilorin Emirate and the nation at large.

Aged 70 years, his death was announced on Tuesday night in Ilorin.

Belgore died a few days before his 71st birthday.

He was born on April 18, 1953.

He retired as the Justice of the Court of Appeal on April 18, 2023, at the age of 70.