Former Nigeria’s chief justice Katsina-Alu dies



Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu is dead.


His demise was confirmed Wednesday morning by the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Justice Katsina-Alu was born on 28 August 1941). A native of Ushongo in present day Benue State.


Katsina-Alu has been a member of the court since 1998 and rose to be the 12th Chief Justice of Nigeria, the office he held between December 30, 2009, and August 28, 2011.

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Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, other Justices of the Supreme Court and Chief Judges of some states are currently attending a conference organized by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law in Montreal, Canada.


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