The former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Idris Kutigi is dead.
Niger state commissioner for Information, Danjuma Sallau said Kutigi died in a London Hospital at the age of 78.
Kutigi was the CJN between 2007 and 2009 and after retirement, he was made the chairman of the Constitutional Conference set up by the Jonathan administration in 2014.
Justice Kutigi served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he was appointed High Court Judge.
He was on the bench in Niger for more than 10 years before his appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court in 1992.
He was born on 31 December 1939 in Kutigi, Lavun local government of Niger State.