The Supreme Court docket has disclosed how one among its justices, Sylvester Ngwuta died.
Recall that Ngwuta died within the early hours of Sunday.https://dailypost.ng/2021/03/07/breaking-supreme-court-justice-sylvester-ngwuta-is-dead/
Reacting to the event, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court docket, Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha, stated the deceased choose died at about 2.30 am on Sunday on the Intensive care unit of the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja.
Mustapha stated Justice Ngwuta handed on after he fell sick a few week in the past and was admitted on the Nationwide Hospital in Abuja.
In a press release issued, Mustapha stated: “He felt sick and was admitted, within the final one week, within the Nationwide Hospital, Abuja.
“However, earlier than he was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital on Friday, March 5 he examined damaging to COVID-19 investigative check performed on him.
“Hon. Justice Ngwuta was attributable to retire from the Supreme Court docket bench on attaining the necessary retirement age of 70 years on March 30, 2021.
“His stays have been deposited within the Nationwide Hospital mortuary pending the association for his burial.”
The senior choose died whereas making ready for his retirement upon attaining 70 years on March 30, 2020.
He was born in 1951 in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Native authorities Space of Ebonyi State.
The senior lawyer commenced his personal authorized observe at Abakaliki from July 1978 to October 1995.
Ugwuta was later appointed a choose of the Excessive Court docket Abia in October 1995 after which promoted to the Court docket of Attraction on Might 22, 2003.
The deceased was lastly sworn-in as Justice of the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria in Might 2011.
Ngwuta was the chairman of the judicial panel of inquiry into the Obegu Enyibichirikwo Disturbance in 1997-1998 and has been a member of a number of Election Petition Tribunal, Governorship and legislative Home Election Petition Tribunal; Nasarawa State held at Lafia in February 1999, Nationwide Meeting Election Petition Tribunal Plateau State, held at Jos in April 1999, amongst others.
The federal authorities had in 2018 accused the senior choose of corrupt practices.
An Abuja Federal Excessive Court docket, nevertheless, absolved Ngwuta of all allegations.