Eminent jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Mustapher, is dead. He was 75.
The former CJN died at a London hospital at 1:00pm on Tuesday after protracted illness.
Mr Musdapher was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on August 27, 2011 and sworn-in by former President Goodluck Jonathan two days after.
He served as Chief Judge of Kano State between 1979 and 1985.
Mr Musdapher, a native of Babura town of Jigawa State, later served as a member of the Court of Appeal from 1985 until 2003 when he joined the Supreme Court.
The late jurist is survived by a wife and three children.