By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has eulogised the late Justice of the Supreme Court, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta.
Malami in a condolence letter to the deceased family described Ngwuta as a great man who rendered selfless service that contributed immensely to nation-building.
He said Ngwuta had contributed to the development of the legal profession and will never be forgotten.
Malami condoled with the family of the deceased.
He said the death of the eminent jurist has created a huge vacuum in the Nigerian judiciary and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Malami prayed for the eternal repose of the departed soul.
He also prayed that the family of the deceased have the fortitude to bear the loss.
Justices Ngwuta died in the early hours of Sunday at the National Hospital Abuja.
He was to retire from the Supreme Court bench on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 70 years on 30 March.
He was born on 30 March 1951, in Amofia-Ukawu, Onicha Local government of Ebonyi State.
He studied law at the University of Ife and was appointed to the Supreme Court bench, on March 22, 2011.