AKAAHS, justice Kumai Bayang

Born December 22, 1949






Justice Kumai was born on December 12, 1949 at Kaura, a local government area in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. He attended St. Mary's Secondary School in Kaduna, where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate.[2] He received a bachelor's degree in Law from Ahmadu Bello University on September 1973 before he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 1975. He began his career in 1975 at the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice as State Counsel and rose to the position of a Principal State Counsel on January 1980.[4] On May 6, 1986, he was appointed as Judge of Kaduna State Judiciary. On November 21, 1998 he was appointed to the bench of the Nigerian courts of appeal and on September 2012, he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice.[5][6] He presided over the ruling of the Supreme Court that affirmed Willie Obiano as the governor elect of Anambra State in the November 16, 17 and 30 governorship election.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Rebecca Laah 1975
State of Origin: Kaduna
Father's Name
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 2
Profession jurist
Working Experience State Counsel II North Central State Ministry of Justice Kaduna in 1975, , Senior State Counsel II Ministry of Justice Kaduna 1977-1978, , Senior State Counsel I Ministry of Justice Kaduna 1978-1979. , Principal State Counsel Ministry of Justice Kaduna January-June 1980. , Judge of Kaduna State Judiciary on 6th May 1986 , Justice Court of Appeal on 21st November 1998, , Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria. 2012
Previous Appointments:

Appointed State Counsel, Grade II, Kaduna State, 1975-77; Senior State Counsel, Grade II, Kaduna, 1977-78; Senior State Counsel, Grade II, 1978-79; Acting Principal State Counsel, 1980; Private Legal Practice, 1980-86; appointed Judge, High Court of Kaduna State, 1986

Member, Nigerian Bar Association
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Nigerian Body of Benchers

St Joseph's Primary School, Kagoro, 1956-62, St John Vianney Seminary, Barkin Ladi, 1963-66, St Mary's, now Government Secondary School, Fadan Kaje, 1966-67, St John's (now Rimi), College, Kaduna, 1968- 69, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1970- 73, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1974-75;

Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) 2010

Kwame Nkrumah Servant Leadership Gold Award by West African Students Union Parliament (WASUP) 2012.

reading, music, table tennis,travelling

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