The body of Dahiru Musdapher, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, has arrived the country. Walter Onnoghen, the current CJN; Musdapher’s family; and some senior members of the legal profession were on hand to receive the body at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Onnoghen had earlier directed all flags within the Supreme Court and all judicial institutions to fly at half mast till the end of fidda’u which is the seven-day prayer. The CJN cancelled an even on Thursday for the inauguration of a six committees in the National Judicial Council to allow management and other staff to pay their last respect to the departed jurist.
Musdapher died in a London hospital in the early hours of Tuesday after suffering a protracted illness. The late jurist retired from the bench five years ago on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70. He hailed from Bani Ya’muusa clan in Babura town in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.