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Supreme Court Justice Oseji Is Dead



Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji, a Nigerian Supreme Court Justice, has died. Oseji died late Monday night, September 27.

The justice, who served on the Supreme Court for less than a year, died in Abuja at the age of 67 after a long illness.


The news was delivered to attorneys at the Supreme Court on Tuesday by Chief Chike Onyemenam SAN, the factional Chairman of the Mid-West Bar Forum.

“Good morning, my beloved Mid-West Bar Forum Members,” he said. My heart is torn because the Supreme Court Justices have summoned a few of us into Chambers to inform us of the death of our dearly beloved Hon. Justice S.C. Oseji, J.S.C. Please remember him in your prayers, as well as his wife and family.”


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His death brings the total number of Supreme Court Justices to 17. Justice Oseji was born on June 2, 1954, in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State in Nigeria’s south.



In Asaba, Delta State, he attended Saint Patrick’s College. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.



He started off as a magistrate and worked his way up to Chief Magistrate Grade I. In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Registrar. In 1997, he was named Chief Registrar of the Delta State High Court. He was appointed a judge of the Delta State High Court of Justice in 1998. In 2010, he was promoted to the Court of Appeal.

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