Ex-President of the Court of Appeal, Mamman Nasir, died in Katsina at the age of 90 on Saturday at approximately 12 noon.
Confirming his death on a telephone, the Information Officer of the Council of Katsina Emirates, Alhaji Ibrahim Bindawa, said that the burial and funeral prayers with the Emir of Katsina were already scheduled for 4.30 p.m. later today, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir Usman expected to attend alongside other prominent Katsina indigenous people.
He further revealed that after a prolonged illness, the late Mamman Nasir died in the afternoon at the Katsina Federal Medical Centre.
Born in 1929, the retired justice attended Kaduna College where he was awarded the West Africa School Certificate in 1947 and later attended Ibadan University where he obtained a Latin certificate.
He later proceeded for his bachelor’s degree in law at the Council of Legal Education in London in 1956 and was called to the bar in the same year.
He returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was appointed Crown Counsel, and in 1961 he was appointed Minister of Justice, Northern Nigeria, a position he held for five years before becoming Public Prosecution Director, Northern Region in 1967, the same year he was appointed Solicitor General, North Central State, and now Kaduna State.
Late Justice Mamman Nasir held this position seven years before being appointed to Nigeria’s Supreme Court bench in 1975.
He was appointed President of the Court of Appeal in 1978, a position he held until he retired to the throne of Galadima of Katsina in 1992 and on May 9, 1992 he was turbanized. He was appointed Chairman of the General Abacha regime, Transition to Civil Rule.
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