Former CJN, Idris Kutigi, dies at 78

Former CJN, Idris Kutigi, dies at 78

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi, is dead.

He died in a London hospital at the age of 78.

News of his death was broken by Niger State Commissioner for Information, Danjuma Sallau.

Born on December 31, 1939 in Kutigi, Lavun local government area of Niger State, Kutigi was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from 2007 to 2009.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan made him the  chairman of the Constitutional Conference held in 2014.

A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kutigi also studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Gibson and Weldon.

He later returned to Nigeria to attend the Nigerian Law School in Lagos.

He was the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he became a High Court Judge.