Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, a former Supreme Court judge, is dead, YaahooJournalist understands.
YaahooJournalist reports that Justice Wali died at his residence in Kano State, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, January 21.
The development was disclosed by a family source who said the late jurist died at his residence in Kano after a protracted illness.
YaahooJournalist recalls that Justice Wali was a pioneer legal practitioner in the north before his death.
The late judge was also the first judge from the Shariah Court of Appeal to rise through the rank to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the family source also disclosed that late Justice Wali would be buried Tuesday afternoon according to Islamic rites.