Number of judges of the Federal High Court has again dropped by one, with the death of Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the court’s Abuja division.
Justice Chukwu, who died early Wednesday in a hospital in Garki, Abuja, had been reportedly sick for about a month now.
Before his death, Justice Chukwu was handling major cases like the trial of former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako and his two children; the trial of former officials of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Sani Lulu, Taiwo Ogunjobi and others.
The judge was also handling the case instituted by five senators led by Abu Ibrahim, seeking to void the election that produced Senators Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as Senate president and deputy president.
Born on August 24, 1964, in Afikpo North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Justice Chukwu was appointed a judge of the Federal High Court on January 3, 2008.
Before then, he did his one year National Youth Service at Chief Omoniyepe Chambers, 27 Hospital Road, Akure, Ondo State, from September 18, 1988, to September 17, 1989.
He was legal adviser- Karisto Industrial Systems,
Aba/Enugu Express Road, Aba; associates counsel, Prince Chika C. Ezerioha and Associates, Orulu Chambers, 118 Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba, (between 1982 and 1992), and principal solicitor in Mezie Ehugbo Chambers, 100 Jubilee Road, Aba (between 1992 and 2006).
The late judge attended Ehugbo Central School, Ekoli Edda, Afikpo South (1971 -1977), and Government Secondary School, Okposi, Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi State (1977 – 1982).
He attended Imo State University where he studied Law between 1983 and 1987, and the Nigerian Law School between 1987 and 1988.
Source:: Nigerian Pilot