Septuagenarian and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, is dead.
He reportedly died Monday night in a London hospital after a protracted illness.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
A younger brother of the late Musdapher confirmed the death in his facebook post.
“My elder brother, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, former CJN passed on tonight,” Muneer Musdapher, wrote on facebook.
Late Musdapher was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.
He served as Chief Judge of the Kano State Judiciary from 1979 to 1985, and as a member of the Court of Appeal from 1985 until 2003.
He retired from the bench five years ago on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 75.
He was born a member of the Bani Ya’muusa clan in Babura Town in Babura, a local government area in the north of Jigawa State.