Judge Who Once Banned Obasanjo’s My Watch, Orders Arrest Of Diezani Is Dead

A judge of the federal capital territory high court in Abuja, Valentine Ashi,  is dead.

A source said the judge died at a hospital in Abuja on Thursday, after a battle with liver ailment.

According to the source, the judge’s family informed the court about his death on Friday.

The judge gained popularity in December 2014 when he granted an injunction barring former President Olusegun Obasanjo from publishing his autobiography, ‘My Watch’.

He was called to the bar in 1987 and served as a lecturer at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja campus, in 2001 until he was appointed a judge in FCT on July 15, 2010.

Similarly in December 2018 he made headlines of papers when he ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies to arrest Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, within 72 hours.