Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Legbo Kutigi has died at the age of 78. He was the 11th Chief Justice of Nigeria and led the Supreme Court from January 30, 2007 to December 30, 2009.
Who Is Idris Kutigi?
Born December 31, 1939, Kutigi was a septuagenarian Nigerian attorney who led the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was born on Kutigi and attended the Barewa College before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University. He also studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, United Kingdom before processing to the Nigerian Law School in Lagos.
Kutigi served as the Attorney General of Niger State before becoming a High Court judge in 1976.
When Did Kutigi Become Nigeria’s CJN?
He joined the Supreme Court in 1992 and served until 2002 when President Obasanjo made him a member of his cabinet as the replacement of Salihu Alfa Belgore.
Kutigi succeeded Belgore on the 30th of January, 2007 and left on the 30th of December, 2009 after his retirement and exactly two years after assuming office.
Kutigi And National Conference
Kutigi was appointed Chairman of the National Conference in March 2014. He resumed office as Chairman of the conference on March 5th, 2014 with Bolaji Akinyemi as the Vice Chairman and Valerie Azinge as the Secretary.
Where Did Kutigi Die?
According to Niger State Commissioner for Information, Danjuma Sallau, Kutigi died in a London Hospital.