Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu has died.
Katsina-Alu passed away at the age of 76 at about 2am Wednesday at Cida Orthopaedic Hospital, Gudu, Abuja.
The deceased who hailed from Ushongo in Benue State, was the CJN from December 30, 2009 to August 28, 2011.
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Katsina-Alu was the first CJN to be sworn in by his predecessor, Justice Legbo Kutigi (retd.) due to the unavailability of the then ailing President Umaru Yar’adua, who did not hand over powers to then Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Yar’adua never returned to Nigeria until his death.
Katsina-Alu’s tenure as the CJN was also marked by his controversial battle with the then President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd), who was later controversially suspended by the National Judicial Council.