FHC mourns late Justice Watila, opens condolence register


The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, has officially announced the demise of Hon. Justice Ibrahim Watila.

Watila, a judge of the Court passed on to glory after a brief illness on the January 24, 2021.

Until his death, Justice Watila was serving at the Abeokuta Division of the court.

Born on the May 12, 1963 and was appointed to the Federal High Court Bench on December 2, 2015.

The Chief Judge, Judges of the Court, the entire Management and staff of the Court have commiserated with the family of the deceased.

Justice Tsoho described the late Judge as sober and courageous judge, whose exit will be felt by the court, as well as the country at large.

He prayed that the Almighty God will grant his immediate family, relatives and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

A statement by the Chief Information Officer of the court Mrs Catherine Oby Nwandu indicates that wake keep will hold on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at his residence C13, Herbert Marcauley Street, Pent House Estate, Pyakkasa, Abuja by 3.00pm

Meanwhile, the Valedictory court session is slated for Thursday January 28, 2021 by 11.00am at the Ukeje Hall, Federal High court headquarters, Abuja.

Interment will hold on Saturday January 30, 2021 at Marama, Hawul local government area, Borno state.

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