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

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

A statement by the Director of Press and Information, Dr Akamde Festus and made available to our correspondent in Abuja confirmed the death.

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 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 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. He became Supreme Court Justice on Friday 6th November, 2020.

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