Abuja– The former chief justice of the supreme court of Nigeria, Aloysius Katsina-Alu is dead.
The deceased who was 76 died early this morning after a brief illness.
Katsina-Alu a native of benue, succeeded Idris Legbo Kutigi as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in December 2009, and was in office till August 2011.
The Special Assistant to the current CJN Awassam Bassey, confirmed the demise of Aloysius Katsina-Alu.
Bassey said he received a text message from Hadizat Mustapha, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, regarding the death of Mr Katsina-Alu this morning Wednesday 18 July 2018.