Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloysious Katsina-Alu, is dead at 76-years-old.
Reports say he died after a brief illness in a hospital in Abuja on Wednesday morning.
Awassam Bassey, the Special Assistant on Media to the current CJN, Walter Onnoghen, confirmed Mr Katsina-Alu’s death.
Mr Bassey said he received a text message from the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizat Mustapha, regarding the death of Mr Katsina-Alu on Wednesday morning.
Ms Mustapha also said she was hinted about the former CJN’s death by his personal assistant on a text message.
Mr Katsina-Alu was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1968, a year after his call to the British bar in 1967.
He became a member of the bench in 1979. From Ushongo in Benue State, Mr Katsina-Alu was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1998 and became the Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2009.