Chief Justice of Nigeria Mourns Niki Tobi


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, ‎has condoled with the family of the late retired justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Niki Tobi.

In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by the Media Aide to the CJN, Mr Ahurakah Isah, the CJN said he received ‎the news of Tobi’s death with a deep sense of shock but gratitude to the Almighty God.

According to the information received from members of the deceased’s family, Justice Niki Tobi died by 5.30 pm on Thursday, 16th of June 2016 at the National Hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.

The CJN, on behalf of himself, the Justices, staff of the Supreme Court and indeed the entire judiciary of the country commiserated with the immediate family, relations as well as friends and associates of the respected late jurist, who joined the Supreme Court Bench in 2002 and retired on 13 April 2010.

The CJN said that Niki Tobi’s indelibly contributed to the development of jurisprudence in Nigeria and would be greatly remembered for his assiduousness in reviewing the draft 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria under the military administration of General Abdulsalam Abubakar.