Ex-CJN Musdapher dies, Buhari, Onnoghen mourn

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, is dead.

Family sources were said to have confirmed his death which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday in London.

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has condoled with the immediate family.

The Special Media Adviser to the CJN, Mr. Awassam Bassey, Special Adviser on Media to the CJN, told newsmen in Abuja, that Justice Onnoghen has directed that flags should fly at half mast in the Supreme Court.

Be said, “The CJN had visited the late Justice Musdapher while on admission in a London Hospital. He has described his death as painful and a lost to the judiciary.”

Justice Musdapher was appointed the Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2011.

Before then, he had served as Chief Judge of the Kano State from 1979 to 1985, and at the Court of Appeal from 1985 until 2003.

He retired from the Supreme Court five years ago at the mandatory age of 70.

He was from Bani Ya’muusa clan in Babura town in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.