Justice Kafarati Biography, Age, Career and Death

Justice Kafarati Biography

Justice Abdul Kafarati is a Nigerian Lawyer and a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Nigeria. He is popular for giving the court order proscribing Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Justice Kafarati was born on 25th July 1954 in Kwami, Gombe State.

Justice Kafarati Profile


Justice Kafarati

Real Name

Justice Abdul Kafarati

Date of Birth

25th July 1954


67 years (2021)

State of Origin

Gombe, Nigeria






Known for

Chief Judge Federal High Court

Net Worth



Justice Abdul Kafarati was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979.

Before his appointment as a Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, he once served as the Attorney General of Bauchi State.

In October 1991, he was appointed to Federal High Court Bench.

Justice Kafarati Career

In October 2017, Kafarati was appointed Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court and was confirmed by the Nigerian senate in June, 2018.

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Kafarati retired from the Nigerian Civil Service in July 2019 after attaining mandatory statutory retirement age of 65 years.

Proscription of IPOB

In January 2018, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja affirmed the proscription of IPOB. Justice Kafarati while affirming the proscription designated it as a terrorist group upon an ex parte application by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Personal life

Justice Kafarati is married with children. He is a Muslim

Justice Kafarati and IPOB


Justice Kafarati died on 25th February, 2021 of cardiac arrest. He died at the age of 67 after observing the Magrib Salat in his residence in Abuja


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