by Akan Ido
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chukwudifu Oputa, 96 is dead.
He died today in Abuja.
Justice Oputa led the Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission (HRVIC), popularly known as the Oputa Panel. The panel was initiated by the Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo administration in year 2000 to investigate abuses during 15 years of military rule which culminated in the Obasanjo presidency.
Justice Oputa was said to died after suffering from a stroke.
We shall bring you more details as we get them.