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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Life And Times Of Late Chief Justice Of Nigeria Idris Kutigi

Idris Legbo Kutigi (31 December 1939 – 21 October 2018) was a Nigerian lawyer and judge. He was Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State before becoming a high court judge. Kutigi joined the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1992 and served as Chief Justice from 30 January 2007 until 30 December 2009. 

Born in Kutigi , North-Western State (now located in the Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State), Kutigi attended elementary school in that town and middle and secondary school in Bida. He then moved on to Government College (now known as Barewa College), and then to Ahmadu Bello University (both in Zaria, Kaduna State). He left the country for England, where he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Gibson and Weldon, before
returning to attend the Nigerian Law School in Lagos, Lagos State. He was called to the bar in approximately 1964.
He joined the Supreme Court in 1992 and President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him to the position of Chief Justice to succeed the outgoing Salihu Alfa Belgore. Kutigi retired on 30 December 2009, having reached the mandatory 70-year retirement age. 
Kutigi had 18 children and more than 40 grandchildren. He died in a London hospital on 21 October 2018 following a short period of illness.



Johnson Ahile

RIP justice kutigi

Akintoye Adebareh Abdul Akeem

What this profile did not say is that he might be the only one in Nigeria history that all the tribe believe in his integrity. When he was appointed chairman of confab. No one ask or question his integrity or fairness to do the right thing. I standing ovation pls.

Endy Edeson

@Akeem; That's true. He was a man of integrity

Nnanna Idika Mba

It's unfortunate he never lived to see the implementation of the 2014 confab report that he chaired

Endy Edeson

That's right MBA, but his name will be immortalised on the Confab report

Onwukwe Enyinnaya Bright

May his soul rest in peace but Niger is not northwest rather North Central Nigeria

Robinson Emeke Ikebueze

Onwukwe Enyinnaya Bright, Niger state is in the North West geo political zone of Nigeria. So, Endy Edeson is right in that aspect of his report.
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