A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, hailed from a family of emigrant Kanuri scholars and jurists in Babura local government of present-day Jigawa state, has passed away.
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher
According to a report by Premium Times, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Dahiru Musdapher, has died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 75.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of his death was not clear but family members has taken to social media to break the news.
“My elder brother Justice Dahiru Musdapher former CJN passed on tonight,” Muneer Musdapher, a younger brother of the former CJN wrote on Facebook.
It was learnt that the jurist retired from bench five years ago on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 75, and almost a year to his retirement, he was appointed CJN by then President Goodluck Jonathan, upon the exit of Justice Alysious Katsina-Alu.
Mr. Musdapher was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University and the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1968.
He began his legal practice as one of the early private legal practitioners in northern Nigeria, and in 1976, he was appointed Kaduna State attorney general and commissioner of justice.