ONU, Justice Sylvester Umaru

LL.B,BL, jurist, born June 15, 1938, Egume, Dekina, Kogi State, married Elizabeth Ali Achimugu 1966, three sons, four daughters; Education: St Boniface Catholic School, Idah, 1945-69, Middle School, Dekina, 1950-54, Provincial Secondary School (Abdul Aziiz Attan Col lege), Okene, 1955-58, Government College, Keffi, 1959-60, Legal Wing Institute of Ad ministration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1961 -62, Gibson and Weldon College of Law, 1962-63, School ofOriental and Af rican Studies, London University, 1962-63; Career: Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, London, 1965, Called to the Nigerian Bar, 1965; Magistrate, Kwara Judiciary, Ilorin and later ChiefMagistrate; appointed Judge, High Court of Benue State, 1976-83; Justice, Court of Appeal, 1984-93; Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria since 1993. Prize: First Winner, Sir Lionel Brett Prize as Best Student in Criminal Law, Nigerian Law School, 1965. Traditional Title: Omachi Attah Igalaland, 1983. Hobbies: hunting, reading, swim ming, gardening, lawn tennis, fishing. Offi cial address: Supreme Court of Nigeria, Three Arm Zone, Central District, P.M.B. 308, Abuja. Telephone: 09-234-6715. Home: 2, Justices' Quarters, Area II, Garki, Abuja. Telephone: 09-234-6167
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