Supreme Court judge, Oseji, dies less than one year after appointment

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has lost one of its judges to the cold hands of death in the early hours of Tuesday, September 28, 2021, after a protracted illness.

Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji who was among the eight Justices of the Supreme Court that were sworn-in on 6th November 2020, died at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he had been receiving medical attention for some days now.

The Director of Press and Information, Dr Festus Akande confirmed this yesterday, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja

Justice Oseji who hails from Idumuje Unor in Aniocha North Local Government of Delta State was born in Jos, Plateau State on 2nd June, 1954 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Oseji.

He attended Nigerian People’s High School, Lagos between 1977 and 1979, and later proceeded to St. Patrick’s College, Asaba, Delta State where he completed his Secondary School education in 1980.

He was admitted into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980 and had his LLB Degree in 1984, and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985

Justice Oseji had a brief working stint with the Legal Aid Council before his appointment as Senior Magistrate Grade 1 in the Delta State Judiciary in January 1994.

He was appointed High Court Judge in Delta state on 9th November, 1998; and was later elevated to the Court of Appeal Bench on 16th July, 2010 and became Supreme Court Justice on Friday 6th November, 2020.

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