The Muslim community in Nigeria and the world were thrown in a mourning state as they woke up to the sad news of the demise of the retired Grand Qadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Niger State, Justice (Dr) Ahmed Lemu.
The news of his death was broken in a statement by one of his children, Ustadh Nurudeen Lemu, early Thursday, 24 December, 2020.
The statement reads, “Inna lillahi wa inna liayhi raji’un. It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna.
“Burial arrangements to be announced later,” it added.
Born in 1929, Justice Ahmed Lemu was Grand Qadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Minna Division, when it was founded in 1976.
The late Dr. Lemu together with his wife made a lot of contributions to education scholarship in Nigeria.
They co-founded the Islamic Education Trust (IET), a charitable organisation based in the city of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, established to promote the growth of quality education and ensuring that the perspectives of Islam are successfully combined with the modern school curriculum.