Report reaching Eye9ja says Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, a former Supreme Court judge, is dead.
Eye9ja understands 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.
Before his death, Justice Wali was a pioneer legal practitioner in the north.
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.