The popular and former Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice
Adolphus Karibi-Whyte had just died at the age of 88.
The late jurist was a very good example to other people in the same field.
Also he is a fountain of knowledge and a Professor of Law who hails from Abonnema, Rivers State in the southern part of Nigeria.
It is of no doubt that this man was courageous to talk against lies and deceit with majority views while he was in the Supreme Court.
Let’s take a quick view of what he has done for Nigeria and her citizens.
Some of judgments include Government of Gongola State v Tukur (1989)
Attorney General of the Federation v Attorney General of Abia State , Grace Jack v University of Agriculture, Makurdi (2004).
Savannah Bank of Nigeria Limited v Pan Atlantic Shipping & Transport Agencies Limited (1987) amongst others.
This country has indeed lost a great leader in the field of justice and to get a recovery will be almost impossible.
The scholarly retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria died at about 6.30 PM in Port Harcourt.
Professor of law died not from Coronavirus but from heart-related complications.
According to Gogo Karibi-Whyte, his eldest son and also a Lagos based lawyer, spoke on the passing last night of his father.
He was from Abonnema, in Akukutoru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Children, wife, brothers, sisters and grandchildren survived by the late justice.
He is indeed a man that this country has lost and to find someone like him again will be scarce.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.