Justice Fatun Odohi Riman of a Federal High Court (FHC), Awka Division, has died.
It was reported that Justice Riman died in England on Saturday after a brief illness
The Chief Judge (CJ) of FHC, Justice John Tsoho, made the announcement in a notice to all the judges of the court.
According to Tsoho, the late judge had been admitted to the Lister Hospital in England on September 8, 2023 before his demise.
“Further burial information will be communicated later by his family,” he said.
The CJ expressed deep sadness at the loss and prayed for the peaceful repose of Justice Riman’s soul.
He also prayed for God to grant the deceased judge’s family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“The Federal High Court mourns the death of Justice Odohi Riman who served diligently on the bench until his unfortunate passing.
“He will be fondly remembered and missed by the court,” he said.
The FHC’s Assistant Director on Information, Catherine Oby-Christopher, also confirmed the death.
In a statement she said: “With total resignation to God’s will, we announce the call to glory of one of our very own, Hon. Justice FATUN ODOHI RIMAN, a Federal High Court Judge, Awka Division, whose death occurred on the 28th day of October 2023, after a brief illness.
“We will miss him more than words can express.”