Justice Gumna Kaigama has been sworn in as the acting Chief Judge of the Yobe State by Governor Mai Mala Buni, according to reports.
During the inauguration ceremony held on Friday at the Government House in Damaturu, the state capital, Gov Buni Kaigama charged with the duty of reforming the state’s judiciary and take up the impending rape cases that have become so rampant across the country.
The governor appointed the acting chief judge in line with the recommendations of the Yobe State Judicial Service Commission based on seniority and merit.
Justice Kigama’s appointment followed the death of the former Chief Judge of Yobe, Justice Musa Nabaruma, who died in May after a brief illness.
The acting chief judge holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
He was later called to bar in 1988 and he recently served as the Chairman of the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal from December 2019 to May 2020.