Sen. Magnus Abe has condoled Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) and the family of Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte over the death of the legal icon.
Abe, who represented Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the 6th National Assembly, gave the condolence on Saturday in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt.
The senator described the late justice, who died on Friday at the age of 88, as one of Africa’s foremost international jurist and legal luminary during his time in service.
Abe stated that the death of Karibi-Whyte is a great loss of wisdom, wealth of experience and calm fatherly disposition which would have been invaluable to judiciary and the country at this time.
He also described the late legal icon as an accomplished lawyer, teacher, a man of character and proven integrity whose immense contribution to the development of the judiciary in Nigeria cn never be forgotten.
“Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte meant different things to different people, to me, he was a father, a friend and a counselor. I was mesmerized by his passion and commitment to justice.
“Although, the final chapter in the life and times of this great jurist is now closed, but there are many gifts and life changing lessons that his life of service has bequeathed to humanity.
“We join his family and admirers across Nigeria to mourn the passing of a great man.
“We pray that God in His infinite mercy will give strength to his wife and family to bear this tragic loss,”Abe said. NAN
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
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