Buhari mourns Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte



President Muhammadu Buhari  has sent  his condolences to government and people State over the passing legal icon, author and Professor Law, Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte.

Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina who disclosed this in a statement said President Buhari prayed  that God will comfort all who mourn the legal colossus, especially his family, the academia, Nigerian Bar Association and Body Benchers, friends and associates, commending his contributions to law and jurisprudence in the country, and beyond, leaving a legacy integrity and nationalism.

According to Adesina, President Buhari noted, with deep conviction, that the legal luminary used his knowledge, wisdom and experience in serving the nation he loved so much, working diligently as a scholar for many , before transiting to the judiciary, and pursuing his passion of ensuring fairness through the Federal Revenue Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of .

The President affirmed that Justice Karibi-Whyte played many historic roles in growing ’s legal system,  strengthening democratic institutions and shaping the policy direction of many governments and international agencies, as he as Chairman, Nigerian Constitutional Conference, 1994-1995, Counterfeit Currency Tribunal, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-Owned Universities, and Judge and Vice-President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia The Hague.

“The President believes the erudite jurist lived and led by example, set a standard for resourcefulness and patriotism, and brought to the country, praying that the almighty God will his soul a peaceful rest”, Adesina said.