Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

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Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad
Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Assumed office
7 January 2007
Personal details
Born (1953-12-31) 31 December 1953 (age 65)
Bauchi State, Nigeria
Political partyNon partisian

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad , CON (born 31 December 1953) is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Justice Tanko was born on December 31, 1953 at Doguwa - Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria. He attended Government Secondary School, Azare where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor's degree in Law in 1980. He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (Ph. D) degree from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.[3]

Law career[edit]

Tanko began his career in 1982, after he was Call to the bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School. In 1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a Judge at the Bauchi State Sharia Court of Appeal. He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the bench of the Nigerian courts of appeal as Justice in 1993. He held this position for thirteen years before he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was sworn in on January 7, 2007.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tobi Adeyeye. "CJN removes 2 Supreme Court justices off election petition tribunal". The Herald.
  2. ^ "Service chiefs, Soun, Osemawe, Oyegun, Omosexy, 292 others on national honours' list". tribune.com.ng.
  3. ^ "Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad JSC, CON". supremecourt.gov.ng. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Digest of Judgements of the Supreme Court of Nigeria". google.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Justice Tanko Muhammad". kogireports.com.
  6. ^ http://saharareporters.com/news-page/chief-justice-aloma’s-son-used-scuttle-anambra-state-election-battle-supreme-court