Judge’s death stalls proceeding at FHC Abuja

The death Monday of Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Abeokuta Division in Ogun paralysed activities and stalled proceedings at the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja.

It was Justice Watila who on December 4, 2020 in a judgment, held that provision of legal services are essential services.

It was learnt by this medium that the news of Watila’s death became public knowledge early in the morning as court workers, lawyers and litigants came in for the day’s business.

As a way of honouring their departed colleague over the unfortunate incidence, many of the judges did not sit.

One of the scheduled cases affected by the development on Monday was the trial of a former Minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government, Tanimu Turaki.

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