Former Chief Justice of Nigeria Idris Kutigi, died in a London hospital on Sunday after a brief illness, his eldest son, Sani Kutigi has confirmed.
Idris Legho Kutigi was 78 years.
Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Sunday.
” We are making arrangements to transport our father back for burial,”he said.
He served in that position for more than a decade and later joined the Supreme Court in 1992.
After 10 years at the Supreme Court, based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, former President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him to the position of Chief Justice to succeed Justice Salihu Alfa Belgore, who retired on January 17, 2007.