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Justice Chukwudifu Oputa Is Dead

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chukwudifu Oputa, 96 is dead.  The late Justice died today in Abuja.

The former head of the human rights investigation commission, The Oputa Panel, was rushed to the hospital on Friday February 14th when he had partial stroke.
Justice Oputa has been living with his son in Abuja . He will be 90 years old in September this year.

Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, was appointed to investigate abuses during 15 years of military rule, which ended when President Obasanjo took office as elected president on 29 May.

The Oputa panel examine human rights abuses when President Obasanjo was in power previously as a military ruler from 1976 to 1979. The decision follows demands for a thorough investigation of rights abuses in Nigeria since independence in 1960.


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