The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho has officially announced the death of Justice Ibrahim Watilla, who died on Sunday, January the 24th, 2021.
Until his death, Justice Watilla was serving at the Abeokuta Division of the court.
Justice Watilla was born on the 12th May, 1963 and appointed to the Federal High Court Bench on December 2, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari after being recommended by the National Judiciary Council.
The Chief Judge, Judges of the Court, the entire Management and staff of the Court have commiserated with the family of the deceased.
Justice Tsoho described the late Judge as a sober and courageous person, whose exit will be felt by the court, as well as the country at large.
He prayed that the Almighty God will grant his immediate family, relatives and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
A statement by the Chief Information Officer of the Court, Catherine Oby Nwandu reveals that a wake-keep will hold on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 at his residence C13, Herbert Marcauley Street, Pent House Estate, Pyakkasa, Abuja by 3:00pm.
A Valedictory Court Session is slated for Thursday 28th January, 2021 by 11:00am at the Ukeje Hall, Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja.
Interment will hold on Saturday, 30th January, 2021 at his hometown – Marama, Hawul Local Government Area, Borno State.
The Abeokuta division has since opened a condolence register in the court premises in honour of the deceased, and his colleagues there have also suspended sittings in his honour.