The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Tuesday, has eulogized late Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Chima Centus Nweze, on his commitment to enthronement of rule through quality justice delivery.
Justice Nwexe died on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the age of 64.
Speaking in Abuja at a valedictory court session in honour of late Nweze, the CJN said the late justice was a very unique and nationalistic personality with a radical posture of justice and rule of law, adding that, even though he looked simple and unassuming, the late Justice was very strict and consciously principled in disposition.
“He was always very warm and engaging. Like all great men, my Lord was a man of paradox; simple without being simplistic in disposition; elitist and dignified in carriage, yet he related exceptionally well with everyone around him, especially the underprivileged and the downtrodden in the society”.
Justice Nweze, who was born on September 25, 1958, in Obollo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, gained admission into University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, UNEC, in 1979, where he studied and graduated with a Degree in Law in 1983.