A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, is dead.
Ngwuta passed on in the early long periods of Sunday, March 7, after a long ailment. His health took got an ugly turn on Thursday, March 4 and was consequently taken to the emergency unit.
Spokesman of the court, Ahuraka Isah, who affirmed his demise, said
“He has been ill for a while. He was supposed to preside over a matter on Thursday but the illness became severe. He was moved to intensive care unit on Friday. They even conducted COVID-19 test on him but he tested negative. We were already preparing for his valedictory service slated for March 30.”Isah said
Ngwuta was missing from the seat somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2019 while he confronted preliminary for defilement after the secret police asserted it discovered hard cu standards accepted to be continues of debasement in his Abuja home. He was approached to move to one side from his obligations to deal with indictments of illegal tax avoidance brought against him at a government high court in Abuja.
Brought into the world in 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha LGA of Ebonyi state, Ngwuta got his LLB from the University of Ife (presently Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1977 and a bachelor of law at the Nigerian Law School in 1978.
During his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program between August 1978 and October 1979, he was conveyed as the state counsel accountable for the service of equity, Otukpo, Benue state.
In July 1978, he began his private legitimate practice in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital. In October 1995, he was selected an adjudicator of the Abia state high court. He was raised to the court of allure in May 2003 and was confirmed as an equity of the high court in May 2011.
May his spirit find happiness in the hereafter, Amen.
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