Supreme Court Justice, Arrested By DSS In 2016, Dies Days Before Retirement

👤 Abdul TukurDENISAURUS News

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, one of the judges to have been arrested by the Department of State Service, over issues of corruption in 2016, has died.

The deceased, born March 30, 1951, passed away just days before he would have reached 70 – the mandatory age of retirement for judges in Nigeria.

In a statement seen by DENISAURUS News, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mrs Hadiza Mustapha, confirmed the judge, who tested negative to Covid-19, passed away at “2:30 am of Sunday March 7.

“The Supreme Court of Nigeria regret to announce the death of the Hon. Mr. Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, JSC, CFR, by 2.30 am of Sunday March 7, 2021.

“He 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.”

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