Supreme Court loses Justice Oseji to death

Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji

Justice Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has lost one of its 18 justices, Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, to death.

Justice Oseji’s death was reported today. He was 67.

He was promoted to the apex court last year November.

Justice Oseji succumbed to a protracted illness on Monday night, Niger Delta today reported.

Oseji who hailed from Idumuje-Unor community in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State was born 2 June 1954.

He went to Saint Patrick’s College, Asaba, Delta State.

He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1984 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.

He worked as a magistrate and rose through the ranks to become Chief Magistrate Grade I.

He was appointed Deputy Chief Registrar in 1996. In 1997, he became Chief Registrar of the Delta State High Court.

A year later, he was appointed a judge of the High Court of Justice in Delta State.

He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 12 years after.

Oseji was among the eight Justices of the Court of Appeal elevated to the Supreme Court bench in November 2020