FORMER Supreme Court judge, Justice Niki Tobi is dead. Nigerian Pilot gathered that Justice Tobi died last Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja, from an undisclosed ailment. It was also learnt that the late jurist, regarded in the nation’s legal circle as a highly brilliant judicial officer,had been ill for some time. His corpse has since been deposited at the GarkiHospital mortuary in Abuja. Sources at the Supreme Court told Nigerian Pilot that the court was only informed officially yesterday about the jurist’s death and the movement of his corpse to the Garki Hospital. Justice Tobi, who died almost a month to his 76th birthday, was born July 14, 1940, in Esanma, Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State. He retired on July 14, 2010, as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.