A Justice of the Supreme Court, Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, is dead.
He died on Tuesday at the age of 67.
Justice Oseji was among the eight Justices of the Court of Appeal elevated to the Supreme Court bench in November 2020.
Oseji was said to have died in Abuja during a protracted illness, details of which could not be immediately ascertained.
His death brings the number of Justices of the Supreme Court to 17.
Born on June 2, 1954, the late Oseji hailed from the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
He attended Saint Patrick’s College, Asaba, Delta State; 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. He was appointed Chief Registrar of the Delta State High Court in 1997.
In 1998, he was appointed a judge of the High Court of Justice, Delta State. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2010.
While on the Court of Appeal Court bench, he served in Enugu, Lagos and Benin divisions of the court before his elevation to the apex court last year.