Hon. Mr. Justice M. Lawal Garba | Justice

About M. Lawal Garba


Hon. Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba was born on 16th November, 1958. He hails from Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State. He attended Demonstration Primary School, Maru from 1965-1971, Government Secondary School, Gusau from 1972 -1976, School of Basic Studies Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1976-1977, Faculty of Law, A.B.U, Zaria from 1977-1980, Nigerian Law School, Lagos, from 1980-1981 and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (UNILAG) Akoka, Lagos in 1989. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981.

Hon. Justice Mohmmed Lawal Garba commenced his legal career in 1981 at the Nigerian Airforce Headquarters, Lagos where he served under the National Youth Service Scheme. He served as Magistrate in the Sokoto State Judiciary from 1982-1986, Deputy Chief Registrar High Court of Justice, Sokoto State from 1989-1991, appointed Solicitor-General/Director-General Ministry of Justice Sokoto State from 1991-1993. He was then appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Sokoto State from 1993-1996. He served as Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Zamfara State from 1996-2004. In 2004, Hon. Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba was elevated to the Court of Appeal and served at various times as the Presiding Justice at Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt and Lagos Divisions of the Court from 2010-2020.

His Lordship has over the years served on different capacities and bodies; Member Body of Benchers from 1996-2004, Member, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja 1996-2004, Member, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) 1997-1999, Member Body of Benchers 2010 to date, Life Bencher 2018 to date, Member, Presidential Election Panel 2011, Chairman Presidential Election Panel 2019. His Lordship was elevated to the Supreme Court on the 6th November, 2020.