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CJN, Walter Onnoghen, mourns Kutigi's death.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghenm, has received with sadness the news of the demise of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi who died in a London hospital on Saturday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 78 years.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the CJN on Media, Awassam Bassey, said: 'Justice Onnoghen, on behalf of the Nigerian Judiciary and, indeed, all Nigerians, commiserates with the family of the deceased former CJN and urges them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived to the fullness of age and served his country diligently, rising to become the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the highest office in the third arm of government.'

As a mark of deserved honour to the deceased jurist, the Chief Justice of Nigeria has directed that the Nigerian National Flag in the premises of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the CJN's official residence in the Three Arms Zone of Abuja, all Judiciary institutions including the National Judicial Council (NJC), the National Judicial Institute (NJI) and the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), as well as all Courts of Records in the country, should be flown at half-mast for a duration of seven days.

Similarly, the CJN has instructed the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court to open Condolence Registers at both foyers of the Court to enable Honourable Justices of the Court and other well-wishers pay their last respects to the deceased Justice Kutigi who was Chief Justice of Nigeria from January 30, 2007, to December 31, 2009.

The Chief Justice prayed for the peaceful repose of Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi and urged God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
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Date:Oct 21, 2018
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