Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna on Sunday.
“We are making arrangements to transport our father back for burial,”he said. Late Kutigi was born on Dec. 31, 1939 and left behind 18 children and over 40 grandchildren.
Late Kutigi was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from Jan. 30, 2007 until Dec. 30 2009. Justice Kutigi served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State until 1976, when he was appointed High Court judge. He served in that position for more than a decade, and later joined the Supreme Court in 1992.