A former Supreme Court judge, Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, has died in his residence at Kano State. This was disclosed by a family source who said the late jurist died at his residence in Kano after a protracted illness. It would be recalled that Justice Wali was a pioneer legal practitioner in the north. Justice Wali was also the first judge from the Shariah Court of Appeal to rise through the rank to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The family source also disclosed that the deceased would be buried Tuesday afternoon according to Islamic rites.