CJN Mourns Demise of Former Supreme Court Justice, Dennis Edozie


The Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has been informed of the demise of a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hon. Mr. Justice Dennis Onyejife Edozie, CON, who died in his country home at Independence Layout, Enugu State today, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the age of 84 years.
On behalf of himself and the entire Judiciary, the Hon CJN commiserates with the family of the late jurist and urges the family to take solace in the fact that their patriarch served his country patriotically rising to sit on the Bench of the country’s apex court for nearly three years.
Justice Edozie was born on November 10, 1935 in Enugu, Enugu State, South East Nigeria, and was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court on January 6, 2003 working there till his retirement on November 10, 2005 When he attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.
The deceased son, Mr. Chikezie Edozie, confirmed the demise of the former Justice in a telephone call to the Chief Registrar of the Court, Mrs. Hadizatu Mustapha, today (Saturday).
The Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria prays for the peaceful repose of Justice Denis Onyejife Edozie and for God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.