ABUJA – Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court of Nigeria is dead. Ngwuta was due to retire from the Supreme Court bench on attaining mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021.
He was appointed Supreme Court Justice on March 22, 2011, and was born on March 30, 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha, Esq Chief Registrar, Supreme Court of Nigeria, said the jurist died in the wee hours of Sunday, March 7, 2021.
“He felt sick and was admitted in the last one week at 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,” Mrs. Mustapha stated.
The late Ngwuta had his basic education in the Eastern part of Nigeria and got his LLB at the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) lle-ife in 1977 and BL at the Nigerian Law School in 1978.
His remain, according to the apex court’s chief registrar, has been deposited at the National Hospital mortuary pending the arrangement for his burial.
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