The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN has said the death of his Lordship, Honourable Justice Chima Centus Nweze, Justice of the Supreme Court is a great loss to the Nigerian Judiciary.
Justice Nweze died on Sunday at the age of 64.
In a statement issued by Akorede Habeeb Lawal, the NBA National Publicity Secretary, Maikyau noted that Justice Nweze was a astute and erudite juriste whose numerious decisions have shaped the development of law.
The Statement reads in part:
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN has received with shock and dismay the news of the passing of Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which sad event occurred on Sunday, 30 July, 2023.
Hon. Justice Nweze was an astute and erudite jurist. His lordship’s numerous decisions have shaped, impacted and developed our law and jurisprudence. He was a disciplined, hardworking, and courageous judicial officer.
The NBA President condoles with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Kayode Ariwoola, GCON, the entire Nigerian Judiciary, the Government and People of Enugu State, friends and family of Hon. Justice Nweze over the demise of his lordship and prays that the Almighty God comforts his lordship’s family and friends.