Nigeria’s Supreme Court Justice, Chima Centus is Dead


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Supreme Court Justice, Chima Centus has died after a brief illness at the age of 64.

Justice Chima Centus was the only dissenting opinion in the Judgment that ousted Emeka Ihedioha.

He also disagreed in his judgment that Ahmed Lawal was APC Senate candidate.

The apex court of the land has been thrown into mourning following the demise of their own, Hon. Justice Centus Chima Nweze.

Short Profile About His Career.

Having practised at the private Bar from 1985 – 1995, he was elevated to the High Court Bench of Enugu State in November, 1995.

While on the High Court Bench, he served as Chairman, Second Robbery and Firearms Tribunal, Enugu State, 1996 -1998; Chairman, Robbery and Firearms Tribunal, Nsukka, 1998 -1999; Member, Ondo State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal, 1999; Chairman, Ogun State Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal, 1999; Administrative Judge, Nsukka Judicial Division, Enugu State, 2001.

He was appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, February 15, 2008; and served thereat until October, 2014, when he was, finally, elevated to Nigeria’s apex court as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, October 29, 2014.

He has been on the Bench of the Supreme Court from October, 2014 till his demise.



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