A former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Aloysius Katsina-Alu, died yesterday at the age of 76 in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.
Katsina-Alu, born on August 28, 1941 in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State, was Nigeria’s CJN from December 2009 to August 2011.
He had his primary education at the RCM Primary School, Aduku; St. Ann’s Primary School, Turungwa and St. Patrick`s Primary School, Taraku, before proceeding to Mount St. Michael’s Secondary School, Aliade.
Katsina-Alu who enrolled in 1962 at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna, also attended Mons Military Training College, Aldershot, England.
He is survived by five children, having lost his wife, Victoria Katsina-Alu in 2011. She died after a tree fell on her as she and her husband were about to retire for the night at their Ushongo country home.