A former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Niki Tobi, is dead. It was gathered that Justice Tobi died last Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja, from an undisclosed ailment. It was also learnt that the late jurist, regarded in the Nation’s legal circle as a highly brilliant judicial officer, had been ill for some time.
His corpse has since been deposited at the Garki Hospital mortuary in Abuja. Sources at the Supreme Court said that the court was only informed on Monday about the jurist’s death and the movement of his corpse to the Garki hospital.
Justice Tobi, who died almost a month to his 76th birthday, was born July 14, 1940. He retired on July 14, 2010 as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The deceased was born in Esanma, Bomadi Local Government area of Delta State.