Sylvester Ngwuta, a Justice of Nigeria’s Supreme Court has died at the age of 70 years, the apex court has announced.
Justice Ngwuta died on Sunday around 2.30 am after a brief illness.
In a statement by Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Justice Ngwuta “felt sick and was admitted in the last one week in 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.”
He added further that: “Hon. Justice Ngwuta was due to retire from the Supreme Court bench on attaining mandatory retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021.
“His remain has been deposited in the National Hospital mortuary pending the arrangement for his burial.
“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.”
By Abel Ejikeme