The Supreme Court of Nigeria has announced the death of one of its Justices, Sylvester Ngwuta, who died on Sunday 7th March, 2021.

Justice Ngwuta was due to retire from the Supreme Court bench on attaining mandatory retirement age of 70 years on the 30th of March 2021.

His remains have been deposited in the National Hospital, Abuja, mortuary pending the arrangement for his burial.

Justice Ngwuta

Justice Ngwuta who was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court on the 22nd of March, 2011, was born on March 30, 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Local government of Ebonyi State.

His lordship had his basic education in the Eastern part of Nigeria and got his LLB at the Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-ife, in 1977, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1978.

A statement by the Chief Registrar of the court. Hajia Hadizatu Mustapha, prayed that the soul of Justice Ngwuta rest in perfect peace and grant his family, the Judiciary and the apex court to bear the irreparable loss.


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