His Lordship, Hon. Justice R. B. Haastrup hails from Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State, North East, Nigeria, attended Command Children School, Kaduna for First School Leaving Certificate and Command Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna for WASC.
In line with her zeal and commitment for Education, She studied Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to Bar in 1990 as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Furthermore, His Lordship performed her NYSC primary assignment at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Headquarters, Marina, Lagos in the 1990/91 service year.
Justice Rakiya started her Legal career with Sanbath Nigeria Limited as Company Legal Adviser between 1993 and 2001. She joined the service of National Industrial Court of Nigeria, as Senior Registrar I and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Registrar in 2009 till her elevation to the bench in the year 2013, and sworn-in by the then Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar.
Hon. Justice Rakiya Haastrup is a member of several associations connected with the practice of law and adjudication, like NBA, FIDA, IBA, IACA to name few and has participated in several seminars and conferences at home and abroad.
My Lord is happily married to Chief Dr. Adetayo Haastrup from the State of Osun, with children.