A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta is dead, reports The Gazelle News.com.
His death was made public via a press statement released on Sunday, 7 March, 2021 by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha, Esq.
The statement stated that the late Supreme Court judge died early Sunday, 7 March, 2021 at about 2.30am.
“He felt sick and was admitted in the last one week in the National Hospital, Abuja, but before he was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital on Friday March 5 he tested negative to COVID-19 investigative test conducted on him,” the statement said.
Hon. Justice Ngwuta was due to retire from the Supreme Court bench on attaining mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021.
His remain has been deposited in the National Hospital mortuary pending the arrangement for his burial.
Hon. Justice Ngwuta who was appointed Supreme Court Justice on March 22, 2011 was born on March 30, 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. His lordship had his basic education in the Eastern part of Nigeria and got his LLB in University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University). lle-ife in 1977 and BL at the Nigerian law school in 1978.