The Nigerian judicial system has suffered a great loss since two judges passed away on Sunday within hours.
Both Supreme Court Justice Centus Chima Nweze and Kaduna Division Justice Peter Mallong passed on in Abuja.
The jurists were said to have been ill for a brief period.
In a statement on Monday signed by the publicity secretary of the NBA, Habeeb Akorede Lawal, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), umbrella body of lawyers, described Justice Nweze as an astute and erudite jurist.
The association said, “His lordship’s numerous decisions have shaped, impacted and developed our law and jurisprudence. He was a disciplined, hardworking, and courageous judicial officer.”
They condoled the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Kayode Ariwoola, the entire Nigerian Judiciary, the Government and People of Enugu State, friends and family of Justice Nweze and pray that the Almighty God comfort them.
Justice Nweze has delivered many impactful judgments one of which is the dissenting judgment in the appeal filed by former Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha against Hope Uzodimma in 2020.