About Kumai Bayang Akaahs OFR
Hon. Justice Kumai Bayang Akaahs was born on 12th December 1949 in Kpak-Kagoro in Kaura Local Government Area Kaduna State. His Lordship attended St. Joseph's Primary School Kagoro from January 1956-December 1962; St. John Vianney Seminary Barkin Ladi from January 1963-Febuary 1966 and completed his Secondary School in St. Mary's (now Government Secondary School) F\Kaje, Zonkwa before proceeding to St. John's (Rimi) College, Kaduna for his H.S.C from January 1968-December 1969. He later gained admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in September 1970, where he got his LLB in June 1973. He got his BL in 1975 at the Nigeria Law School, Lagos His Lordship served as State Counsel II North Central State Ministry of Justice Kaduna in 1975, Senior State Counsel II Ministry of Justice Kaduna 1977-1978, and Senior State Counsel I Ministry of Justice Kaduna 1978-1979. A Principal State Counsel Ministry of Justice Kaduna January-June 1980. His Lordship practiced privately between 1980-May 1986, and was finally appointed as Judge of Kaduna State Judiciary on 6th May 1986. He was appointed Justice Court of Appeal on 21st November 1998, and in September 2012, became Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria. His Lordship has attended several conferences and seminars within and outside Nigeria, among which are: • All Nigerian Judges Conference Abuja, 1988, • International Conference on the Criminal Justice System Sydney Australia in 1989, • International Conference Reform on Criminal Justice Scotland U.K. 2005. • International Conference on Arbitration Mauritius April 2011. His Lordship's dedication to justice and order in the society and his service to humanity had been noticed, as he had received several awards such as: • Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) 2010, • Kwame Nkrumah Servant Leadership Gold Award by West African Students Union Parliament (WASUP) 2012. His Lordship is happily married with children and enjoys reading and travelling.