👤 By Uthman Muhammed, DENISAURUS News
A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi has died aged 78, his eldest son has confirmed.
Sani Kutigi, said his father who once served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State, died in a London Hospital on Sunday after a brief illness.
Plans are being made for the body of the late Justice, who was born in Kutigi, Niger State, on December 31, 1939 to be transported back to Nigeria for burial, DENISAURUS News understands.
Walter Onnoghen, the incumbent CJN has issued a proclamation that the national flag in the premises of the Supreme Court should fly at half-mast in honour of the deceased.
A spokesperson of Justice Onnoghen said the national flag in the premises of the the CJN’s official residence in the Three Arms Zone of Abuja, all judiciary institutions, including National Judicial Council, NJC, National Judicial Institute, NJI, Federal Judicial Service Commission, FJSC will also fly at half-mast for a duration of seven days,
He said: “The CJN, on behalf of the Nigerian judiciary and, indeed, all Nigerians, commiserates with the family of the deceased former CJN and urges them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived to the fullness of age and served his country diligently, rising to become the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the highest office in the third arm of government.”