Appeal Court judge pencilled for Supreme Court promotion dies at 65

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Appeal court judge, Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh, has passed away at the age of 64.

Justice Ikyegh who hailed from Benue State, prior to his death, was the Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt Division.

He reportedly died on Wednesday afternoon at his Makurdi residence located at the Achussa Community area of the state capital.

The Chief Judge of Benue state, Justice Maurice Ikpambese, announced Justice Ikyegh demise when he called for a minute silence in his honour during a public function in Makurdi.

The deceased, it was gathered, collapse while making a phone call at home and effort by family members to revive him was unsuccessful.

According to the source “he was then rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hopsital, BSUTH, Makurdi where he was confirmed dead by medical doctors.”

It was gathered that the 65 years old jurist was known for his sound judgements and forthrightness.

The late jurist recently made the list of the 22 Justices of the Court of Appeal shortlisted by Federal Judicial Service Commission, FJSC, and forwarded to the National Judicial Council, NJC, to be promoted to the apex court from the North Central, on reserve basis.

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