A judge of the Federal High Court, serving in the court’s Abeokuta (Ogun State) division, Justice Ibrahim Watila, is dead.
According to a statement on Tuesday by the court’s Chief Information Officer, Catherine Oby Nwandu, Justice Watila died on January 24 “after a brief illness.”
The court was silent on the cause of death.
Part of the statement reads: “The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho regrets to announce the demise of Hon. Justice Ibrahim Watila, a judge of this honourable Court who passed on to glory after a brief illness on the 24th January 2021.
“Until his death, Justice Watila was serving at the Abeokuta Division of the court. Born on the 12th May 1963 and was appointed to the Federal High Court Bench on the 2nd December 2015.
“The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Judges of the Court, the entire Management and staff of the Court commiserate with the family of the deceased.:
“Justice Tsoho described the late Judge as a sober and courageous judge, whose exit will be felt by the court, as well as the country at large.
“He prayed that the Almighty GOD will grant his immediate family, relatives and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“The burial arrangements are as follow: Wake keep: Wednesday, 27th January 2021 at his residence C13, Herbert Macauley Street, Pent House Estate, Pyakkasa, Abuja by 3.00 pm
“Valedictory Court Session: Thursday 28th January 2021 at11.00am prompt at the Ukeje Hall, Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja.
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