Justice Oseji: Nigeria has lost a attractive, courageous jurist – CJN


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, on Thursday, acknowledged Nigeria has lost a hardworking, courageous and attractive jurist in the particular person of Samuel Oseji who, till his loss of life, became a Justice of the Supreme Court docket.

Mr Muhammad disclosed this during a undeniable valedictory court session held on the ceremonial hall of the Court docket of Charm, Asaba Division in honour of Mr Oseji who died on the age of 67 years.

The CJN who led Justices of the Supreme Court docket and Court docket of Charm to the particular valedictory court session acknowledged the loss of life of Justice Oseji became a colossal loss not only to the authorities and folks of Delta Roar but to the Nigerian nation as a full.

In accordance to him, the gradual Justice Oseji, in his few months as a Justice of the Supreme Court docket, made critical contributions to the advancement of the Judiciary in the nation.

Whereas commiserating with the accomplice, kids and household of the deceased jurist, the CJN entreated them to consume solace in the indisputable reality that the sexagenarian judicial officer left a legacy of carrier, hardwork and humility.

“I categorical gratitude to God Almighty for providing us the replace to abet this particular valedictory court session.

“I sincerely condole the instantaneous and extended household of gradual Justice Oseji as smartly as the authorities and the agreeable folks of Delta Roar over the loss of life of their high-quality son.

“The news of the passing away of Justice Oseji became obtained with a substantial shock.

“The Nigerian judiciary has lost a hardworking, dedicated, attractive and courageous jurist in the particular person of Justice Samuel Oseji,” he added.

CJN Tanko Mohammed exchange handshake with Governor Okowa of Delta State
CJN Tanko Mohammed change handshake with Governor Okowa of Delta Roar

In a tribute, the Chief Judge (CJ) of Delta Roar, Theresa Diai who presided over the particular valedictory court session acknowledged gradual Justice Oseji came into the authorized profession with a sense of mission and a undeniable vision to reduction his fatherland and humanity to the simpler of his capability.

Justice Diai pointed out that from rendering companies to the much less privileged as a Moral Attend Officer in the Moral Attend Council, Justice Oseji grew to change into a Magistrate and later an administrator, in his capability as the Chief Registrar of the High Court docket after which a Judge of the High Court docket.

In accordance to the no 1 judicial officer in the snarl, God granted the gradual jurist the grace to be elevated to the Court docket of Charm and thereafter, to the Supreme Court docket of Nigeria.

The CJ pointed out that some of gradual Justice Oseji’s precious contributions to jurisprudence by erudite judgements and principal judicial pronouncements were documented in a compendium published in his honour by the funeral committee.

“Words can not picture the extent of our loss or the pain we feel on the lack of this barely soul. When the news of his loss of life reached Delta Roar, it became greeted with disbelief and shock. Delta Roar stood easy.

“He became our shinning superstar and a high-quality ambassador of our pricey snarl wherever he went. He made us proud. Some of us knew he became ill but not the gravity of his ailment.

“None of us knew it would possibly per chance consume his lifestyles. The tears have refused to prevent. It is a long way regularly insufferable when so unheard of hope turns into sorrow,” Mrs Diai added.


The valedictory court session became attended by the Roar Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; his Deputy, Kingsley Otuaro; Justices of the Supreme Court docket and Court docket of Charm; the Speaker, Delta Roar Home of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori and and High Court docket Judges.

Others were the Minority Leader in the Home of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu; high authorities functionaries including the Licensed authentic General and Commissioner for Justice in the snarl, Isaiah Bozimo; Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the president and individuals of Nigeria Bar Association of barely about a branches in the snarl as smartly as individuals of the deceased household.



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