The remains of former Justice of the Federation, Justice Dahiru Musdapher arrived Nigeria from London in the early hours of Thursday, 25th January, 2018 and was received by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Senior Special Assistant to the CJN on Media, Mr Wassam Bassey in a statement, said the remains of Justice Musdapher arrived the airport at 4.30am into the waiting hands of Onnoghen, the family of the deceased and senior members of the legal profession.
The CJN said the late jurist had the honour and privilege of serving his country at the highest level of the judicial arm of government.
The CJN told the family and associates of the late jurist to accept his demise as the will of God.
Onnoghen has 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 event 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.
According to the Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Jigawa State on New Media, the Governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar in company of the Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, other Members of the State Executive Council, Members of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Political Appointees and other dignitaries gathered at the deceased Kano home where the corpse will be prepared for internment.
The funeral prayer will be held at the Emir of Kano Palace before conveying it to his hometown of Babura for burial
Musdapher passed on early hours of Jan. 23 in a London hospital after 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.