The judge’s eldest son confirmed the death.
A retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Saidu Kawu, has passed on at the age of 85.
Justice Suleiman Kawu, the eldest son of the deceased, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ilorin.
He said that the late jurist died on Wednesday evening in Ilorin and would be buried on Thursday morning in IIorin.
Sympathisers, including members of the bench and the bar, have started paying condolence visit to the family compound of the late jurist.