President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Rivers State over the death of Retired Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte who was a legal luminary and a Professor of Law. The late justice passed on yesterday at a hospital in Port Harcourt due to heart failure. He was aged, 88.
President Buhari’s Special Adviser, Femi Adesina in a statement issued today in Abuja, said the President prayed that God will comfort all who mourn the legal colossus, especially his family, the academia, Nigerian Bar Association and Body of Benchers, friends and associates. The President also commended the Late Justice for his contributions to law and jurisprudence in the country and beyond, and for leaving a legacy of integrity and nationalism.
The President 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 years, before transiting to the judiciary, and pursuing his passion of ensuring fairness through the Federal Revenue Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Mr Dagogo Whyte a Lagos based lawyer and eldest son of the retired Justice had confirmed the death of his dad to journalists in a phone conversation yesterday.