The presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division, Hussein Mukhtar, has died at the age of 67.
Family sources said he died on Saturday morning in Abuja after a brief illness.
The late jurist started his working career at Bauchi State Judiciary from June 1976 to October 1992.
He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1981 as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
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He was one time magistrate, secretary Bauchi State Judicial Service Commission and chief registrar of the FCT High Court.
The late judge had been at the Court of Appeal since 2006.