Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has tested positive for COVID-19.
Muhammad was represented by Bode Rhodes-Vivour, a Supreme Court Justice, at the swearing-in ceremony of 72 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) on Monday.
It was reported that the CJN had been ill and out of the country for medical treatment.
Ibrahim Saulawa, a justice in the apex court, on Tuesday, confirmed that the CJN tested positive for the virus and that he is currently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, receiving treatment.
There has been increase in COVID-19 infections in the country.
Olu Irefin, a major-general in the army, died as a result of complications from the virus last week.