There was anxiety Abuja over the whereabouts of a judge of a Federal High Court, Idrissa Saleh, who is suspected to have gone missing owing to his failure to return home since last Saturday.

Justice Saleh, who was appointed a judge of the Federal High Court in 2015, according to sources at the court, is currently serving in the court’s Sokoto Division.

The judge was said to have visited Abuja and took ill, following which he was admitted in an unnamed hospital in Abuja.

The Nation learnt that the judge left his Abuja hospital room after early morning Islamic prayers on Saturday, but has not been seen since then.

A senior official of the court confided in The Nation that the judge’s family has not made a formal complaint to the court’s management.

The official confirmed that the court has been informed about the development and that a Deputy Registrar visited the hospital, and was told that the judge actually left his room.

The source said: “I am aware the family has not officially informed the court about the development.

“A Deputy Registrar was at the hospital early Monday and confirmed that the judge was admitted in the hospital, but actually left his room on Saturday.

“I cannot confirm the name of the hospital at the moment. I know the court is working with relevant agencies on this. I will get back as soon as there are new developments.”

Justice Saleh, from Yobe State, as published in the court’s website, was born on June 23, 1965, and had his primary and secondary school education in Yobe.

He graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1992 and the Nigerian Law School in 1993. He worked in the Yobe State Ministry of Justice and the Federal Inland Revenue Service before his appointment as a judge of the Federal High Court in 2015.
Culled from The Nation

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