Supreme Court loses Justice Oseji

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has lost one of its Justices on Tuesday, after a protracted illness.

According to a statement by the Director of Press of the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Oseji was among the eight Justices of the Supreme Court that were sworn-in on Friday 6th Nov, 2020.

Justice Oseji died at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he had been receiving medical attention for some days,” the statement read.

Justice Oseji who hailed 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.

The late Justice was admitted into the prestigious 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 a Senior Magistrate Grade 1 in the 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. He became Supreme Court Justice on Friday 6th November, 2020.

Lateefah Ibrahim

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