By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja.
High Court of Justice in Kogi State on Friday held a Special Court Session in honour of late Justice Arome Benson Akogu at Idah High Court in Idah.
Justice Akogu died on the 31st of December last year.
The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in his tribute commended the late Judge for his knowledge for logic and philosophy in Adjudications.
The governor who was represented by the Kogi State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ibrahim Danni Mohammed (SAN) said his death elicited eulogies from citizens of Kogi State.
The Governor praised the judge especially for his honesty, uncommon probity in the discharged of his duties as a judiciary officer and both during the days of his private practice and in the Ministry of Justice as Director of Public prosecution.
Governor Bello added that the people of the state are going to greatly miss his invaluable contributions to the judiciary and development of the legal profession.
He also commended the Kogi State Judiciary for it’s very important roles in the administration of Justice, and the various sacrifices made in the discharge of judiciary functions.
He promised to continue to accord respect to the Judiciary and create conducive atmosphere for their judicial functions.
Earlier in his speech, the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah said from his trajectory it was obvious that the late Justice Akogu by nature was a personality in a hurry to accomplish his mission.
“All his endeavours in life were attained in record time. This trail is not lost on me as evident from his work disposition in the stations he manned as a Judge of the High Court of Kogi State.
“When Justice Akogu was posted to High Court of Justice. Isanlu, he ensured he heard and completed all the cases that were pending then in the Court before he got there,” he noted.
Justice Ajanah pointed out that he had also dedicatedly dealt with the cases he met at the Court, and also he does not brook laziness because he was not in anyway lazy.