Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Niki Tobi is dead. Justice Tobi passed on in the early hours of Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja. Justice Niki Tobi His corpse was later moved to the morgue of Garki General Hospital.

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. Justice Tobi, who died almost a month to his 76th birthday, was born July 14, 1940, in Esanma in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State.

He retired on July 14, 2010 as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Tobi was an academic before his career on the bench. As an academic, he was variously the Dean, of Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, Borno State and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) of the same institution.

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