By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and National Judicial Council over the passing of Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, one of the pioneer legal practitioners from Northern Nigeria.
According to a state,Ent made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President joined Kano Emirate Council, family members, close associates and professional colleagues in mourning Justice Wali, who was the first Judge of Shari’ah Court of Appeal from the North, after rising through the ranks, and later reaching the peak as Justice of the Supreme Court.
He affirmed the worthy contributions of Justice Wali to the development of the country, starting out early in 1945 after his primary school education, and ensuring delivery of sound judgement on landmark cases that had since become references in Nigeria’s judiciary.
The President prayed that the almighty God will accept the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.