Sharia Court of Appeal – Taraba State

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Alhaji Muhammedu L. M. Dodo and Justice Jomaila Muhammed served between 1991 – 1999 and 1999 – 2015 respectively.

Offices under the Grand Khadi include;

Office of the Hon. Grand Khadi

Office of the Kadi headed by the Chief Registrar

Office of the Chief Registrar

Office of the Deputy Chief Registrar

Director, Personnel Management

Assistant Director, Personnel management

Staff Officer

Director, Litigation

Assistant Director, Litigation


Director, Finance and Planning

Assistant Director, Finance and Planning

Registrar’s Accountant.

Functions of the Sharia Court

  1. To hear Appeals from Area and Upper Area Courts.
  2. Report to National Judicial Council on matters affecting Sharia cases in Taraba state Courts.
  3. Return of cases conducted to National Judicial Council.
  4. Return of Pending cases to National Judicial Council.
The Grand Kadi, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Bose, was born on 20th June 1956. He hails from Ardo-kola Local Government Area and is married with Twenty Seven (27) children.

He began his educational career at Sunkani Primary School from 1965 – 1971 and then enrolled into Arabic Teachers’ College, Gombe from 1972 – 1976. He thereafter proceeded to State College of Arts and Science, Sokoto from 1978 – 1979, and the University of Maiduguri from 1987 – 1989.

Professional Achievements

He has been a Teacher, Headmaster, Lecturer, Judge, Kadi and Grand Kadi.

He enjoys Reading.

Alhaji Musa Babajo, the Kadi, was born on 31st Dec. 1955. He hails from Gassol Local Government Area and is married with Eight (8) children.

He began his educational career at Gassol I Primary School from 1963 – 1969 after which he enrolled into Arabic Teachers’ College, Gombe from 1973 – 1977. He thereafter, proceeded to Advanced Teachers’ College, Jalingo.

Professional Achievements

He has been a Primary School Teacher, Headmaster, Secondary School Teacher, Upper Area Court Judge and Kadi.

Other Achievements

Rent Tribunal Judge

Member, Election Petition Tribunal, Calabar and Jos

Workshops Attended

The Kadi has attended workshops as follows;

  1. NTI workshops
  2. International Dispute Resolution Institute, Dubai – United Arab Emirate

He enjoys Sporting Activities.

The Hon. Qadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Jalingo, Alhaji Badamasi Aliyu Muhammad, was born on 1st Oct. 1968. He hails from Bali Local Government Area and is married with Six (6) children.

He began his educational career at Bali I Primary School, Bali from 1975 – 1981 and later enrolled into Arabic Teachers’ College, Song from 1981 – 1986. He thereafter proceeded to Bayero University, Kano from 1987 – 1992, University of Jos, Nigeria from 1998 – 2000 and NTI Kaduna (Danfodio University, Sokoto) from 2005 – 2006.

Professional Achievements

His Professional Achievements include;

  1. Master of Arts (MA) Islamic Studies/Arabic – 2000.
  2. Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Islamic Studies Special – 1992.
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in education (PGDE) – 2007.
  4. Grade II Teachers Certificate – 1986.
  5. 1st School Leaving certificate – 1980.
  6. Certificate in Computer Application – 2003.
  7. Certificate of Teaching Mastery, College of Education, Jalingo – 2010.

Other Achievements

  1. HOD, Islamic Studies Department, College of Education, Zing – 2013.
  2. Chief Lecturer I, College of Education, Zing – 2010.
  3. Acting Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Education, Zing – 2016.
  4. Qadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Taraba state – 2016.
  5. Coordinator, Government School for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Jalingo – 1994.

Workshops Attended

Alhaji Badamasi has attended the following workshops;

  1. Three (3) months Programme on Conflicts Resolution Peace Building and Mediation, United States – 2001.
  2. West African Teachers Conference, Teachers without Borders (TWB), Accra-Ghana – 2010.
  3. World Peace Speaking Tour, Inter-Religious and International Federation for World Peace – 2006.


He has also made the following publications;

  • Chapter contribution, The Cardinal Belief in Islamic Faith.
  • Basic values (Principles) of Islamic Teaching.
  • Investment in an Islamic Economic System.
  • What do Muslims Think about Jesus?
  • Mutual Understanding between Muslims and Christians in Taraba State.

He enjoys Reading and Travelling.