Justice Niki Tobi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, is dead. He passed on in the early hours of Friday, June 17, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
The retired justice was born on July 14, 1940, in Esanma in Bomadi local government area of Delta state and he died almost a month to his 76th birthday.
His corpse has since been deposited at the morgue of Garki General Hospital, Vanguard reports.
Justice Tobi was reportedly having health challenges since 2011. He was said to have subsequently gone blind and totally lost his memory.
Before his career on the bench, Tobi served variously as the dean of Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, Borno state and deputy vice-chancellor (academic services) of the same institution.
Justice Tobi was regarded in the nation’s legal circle as a highly brilliant judicial officer.
May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace!