The Supreme Court of Nigeria has lost one of its Justices, Syĺvester Nwali Ngwuta this morning in Abuja.
Sources at the Apex court confirmed that Justice Ngwuta died in his sleep at his official residence in Abuja.
Justice Ngwuta was said to be getting set for his retirement from the Supreme Court on 30th March, 2021 upon attainment of 70 years.
Hon. Justice Ngwuta who was appointed Supreme Court Justice on March 22, 2011 was born on March 30, 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Local government of Ebonyi State.
His lordship had his basic education in the Eastern part of Nigeria and got his LLB in University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University). lle-ife in 1977 and BL at the Nigerian law school in 1978.
May the late Hon. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta rest in perfect peace and grant his family, Judiciary and the apex court to bear the irreparable loss, The Supreme Court of Nigeria said in a statement.