Sylvester Ngwuta, justice of the supreme court, is dead.

Ahuraka Isah, Spokesperson of the Supreme Court, confirmed the incident to TheCable.
 
According to Isah, the Justice who had been ill for some time died on Sunday morning.

He said Ngwuta's illness took a turn for the worse on Thursday and was subsequently taken to the intensive care unit.

The Supreme Court Spokesperson, however, said Ngwuta tested negative for COVID-19.

"He has been ill for a while. He was supposed to preside over a matter on Thursday but the illness became severe," he said.

"He was moved to the intensive care unit on Friday. They even conducted COVID-19 test on him but he tested negative.

"We were already preparing for his valedictory service slated for March 30."

Ngwuta is the third most senior judge on the bench of the apex court, behind Justices Tanko Muhammad CJN and Bode Rhodes-Vivour (who is due for retirement on March 22, 2021).

Also, he is popular for delivering the judgment that sentenced popular pastor, Rev King to death by hanging in 2016.
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