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General News of Tuesday, 28 September 2021


Supreme Court Justice dies months after appointment

The Supreme Court judge at the age of 67 The Supreme Court judge at the age of 67

The Supreme Court has lost one of its judges, Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, who passed away on Tuesday, September 28.

Late Justice Oseji who is the 17th judge of the apex court to be confirmed dead, died on Tuesday at the age of 67, The Cable reports.

Hailing from Aniocha North local government area of Delta state, he was said to have been sworn in as a justice of the court in November 2020.

His career

Oseji had worked as a magistrate before becoming the chief magistrate grade I. He was appointed deputy chief registrar in 1996, Premium Times added.

In April 1997, he was confirmed as the first substantive chief registrar of Delta. In recognition of his honesty, dedication, and industry, he was appointed as a judge of the state high court in 1998.

The late judge was further elevated as a justice of the court of appeal where he served in Enugu, Lagos, and Benin.

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