Former Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Shehu Atiku, has died, Kano State judiciary spokesman, Baba Jibo Ibrahim, confirmed on Sunday.
Ibrahim said in statement that the late Chief Judge died as a result of a brief illness.
He said the late jurist would be buried Monday morning around 10am at Umar Ibn Khattab mosque.
Nigerian Sketch reported that late Atiku “was famously known for his role in the failed banks tribunal in which he was very impressively uncompromising despite various attempts to to tempt him with money.
The online publication also reported that “he refused to bow to threats on his life as he diligently adjudicated on cases brought before the tribunal over which he presided.
He was reported to have retired from the bench in 2015 as the Chief Judge of the state.