Alhaji Ibrahim Danladi Mudi (1933-2020)
By Abdu M. Koki
He was born in 1933. He was the son of Alhaji Mudi, the Sarkin Hausawa of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, who hailed from Gidan Jeda, Dangwauro in Kumbotso Local Government Area and Hajiya Sa’adatu, who was from Gulu in Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano State.
He received his early education at Ikorodu Methodist School between the year 1944 and 1950 and later between 1951 and 1956, he attended Oriwu College Ikorodu.
He worked with Bank of West Africa (now) First Bank) from 1957 to 1960. He was later invited by the then Northern Region Government to work in the High Court of Justice, Kaduna. He returned to Kano after the creation of the state where he served briefly as a Chief Magistrate (after his Diploma in Law).
After his Diploma in Law, he graduated at Ahmadu Bello University with LLB Honour in 1973. He proceeded to Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island Lagos where he obtained his B.L and was called to bar as an Advocate of Supreme Court in 1974.
On his return to Kano, he worked with a private company after which he was appointed as Registrar at Bayero University, Kano. He later joined the ministry of justice Kano, held the position of Director Public Prosecution (DPP) and later doubled as the Solicitor-General under later Abubakar Rimi’s regime (from February 1982 to September 1993).
During this period, he played active roles in the Maitatsine Commission of Inquiry and Nafi’u Rabiu’s murder case.
He retired from public service in the year 1983. Afterwards, he was appointed pioneer chairman Law Review Commission from 1990.
He also served as Chairman, Hajj Tribunal Commission for seven years under the administrations of both former governors of Kano State, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau respectively.
He married his wife Hajiya Raliyatu in 1959 (61 years ago). They are blessed with seven children, 30 grand children and two great grand children.
May Allah make Jannatul Fiddausi as his final abode.
Koki is former Chief Registrar, High Court of Justice, Kano State.