Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the judge is expected to be in isolation.
On January 28, the judge reportedly attended the valedictory court session held at the Ukeje Hall of the court’s headquarters in Abuja in honour of Late Justice Ibrahim Watila who was buried last weekend.
Justice Watila of the Abeokuta Division of the court passed away after a brief illness.
The valedictory session was presided over by the Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho, and was attended by judges across the country, lawyers and the late Watila’s family members.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday evening, 3rd February 2021, confirmed 1,138 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 134,690 which includes 108,657 discharged cases and 1,618 deaths.
Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Abuja, the federal capital territory (FCT).