Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Dahiru Musdapher Has died in a London hospital.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that he died on Monday. He was 75.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Kano and Ringim Emirate Council, professional colleagues, family members and friends of the eminent jurist.
His contributions to the structure, letter and spirit of the nation’s constitution and legal practice “will always be remembered and greatly appreciated by generations,” the president said in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.
Mr. Buhari praised the mediatory and conciliatory leadership roles the former CJN played, serving as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaduna State, Chief Judge, Kano State Judiciary, Justice, Court of Appeal and Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Meanwhile the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen has directed that the national flag at the Supreme Court and his (CJN’s) official residence in the Three Arms Zone of Abuja be flown at half-mast immediately
Justice Musdapher was the CJN from August 29, 2011 – July 16, 2012.