Justice Oseji of Supreme Court passes on at 67

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Justice Samuel Oseji of the Supreme Court is dead.

A top source at the apex court disclosed that the 67-year-old justice, who is from Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, died after a protracted illness.

Oseji, who was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, into the apex court bench on November 6, 2020, died less than a year after being elevated to the Supreme Court.

He became a High Court Judge in Delta State in 1998 and later got promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2010.

He served as a member of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in February 2019.

Media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Isah, reportedly said that the apex court would issue a statement on his passage before the end of the day.

The late jurist was born in Jos, Plateau State, to the family of Mr and Mrs Ebenezer Oseji.

He started his primary education in Saint Paul’s Anglican School, Jos but concluded it in Saint Dominic Catholic School, Idumuje-uno, his hometown.

He had his secondary school education at Nigerian Peoples High School, Lagos where he made Division One in the West African School Certificate.

He then moved to the Saint Patrick’s College, Asaba for his Higher School Certificate in 1979 and gained admission to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to study Law in 1980.

He graduated in 1984 with an LL.B (Hons) Degree and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos for his BL degree and was later called to Bar in 1985.

Oseji, married to Dr Mininim, a Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Ministry of Health, was blessed with children.