Thursday, 9 June 2016

SAD:--Federal High Court judge Steven Evoh Chukwu passes away

Federal High Court judge
Steven Evoh Chukwu passes

– One of the major judges in cases
against Nyako, Saraki, Ekweremadu and
other political figures has died
– His death as well as reasons behind
it are yet to be confirmed by the court’s
Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu
The Nation reports about the death of Justice
Steven Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court in
Abuja. According to a media outlet resources in the
court, the judge have passed away at hospital in
Garki, Abuja, on early Wednesday.
He had been reportedly fighting with an unknown
disease for about a month before loosing his battle.
The court’s management is yet to issue a formal
statement confirming or refuting the judge’s death.

Justice Chukwu was involved in major cases
against 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 in charge of the case initiated
by five senators contesting the latest election that
produced Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as the
Senate president and deputy president respectively.
What you need to know about
Justice Chukwu
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 between September 18,1988
– September 17, 1989.
He was Legal Adviser-Karisto Industrial Systems, Km
Aba/Enugu Express Road Aba; Associates Counsel,
Prince Chika C. Ezerioha and Associates, Orulu
Chambers. 118 Ikot Ekpene Road, Aba (between
1982 – 1992) and Principal Solicitor in Mezie
Ehugbo Chambers, 100 Jubilee Road Aba (between
1992 -2006).

The late judge attended Ehugbo Central School,
Ekoli Edda, Afikpo South First School Leaving
Certificate (1971 -1977) and Government Secondary
School, Okposi Ohaozara L.G.A Ebonyi State (WASC)
1977 – 1982. He attended Imo State University
where he studied Law between (1983 and 1987) and
the Nigerian Law School between 1987 -1988.