The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has commiserated with people of Kutigi, Niger and Nigerians over the sudden demise of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Idris Legbo-Kutigi.
He described him as humble and a complete gentleman. IGP Idris in a condolence message in Abuja, said he was deeply touched when he received the news of the demise of late Legbo Kutigi.
“His death is a huge loss not only to Kutigi people, Bida Emirate, but also to Niger state and the nation as a whole.
“Late Legbo-Kutigi was an elder statesman, an exemplary leader and a bridge builder who has contributed immensely to the peace and development of the country,” he said.
He, therefore, joined the government and people of Niger, the Nigeria Bar Association( NBA) and the National Judicial Council (NJC) in mourning the erudite jurist.
According to the IGP, the deceased contributed immensely to the structuring of Nigeria’s jurisprudence and was a great leader who is also deep in his faith with Allah.
“Even after his tenure as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, he continued with all his good attributes of ensuring justice, peace, unity and progress of not only the state but the country at large.
“Late Legbo-Kutigi showed love to all and sundry, irrespective of their tribe, religious inclination and in spite of these, he was a Godly man who had the interest of his people at heart above any other thing,” the IGP noted. The police chief stressed that it was significant that throughout his life, late Legbo-Kutigi retained the humble and unassuming mien of a technocrat, saying as a leader, he retained the respect of all and sundry.
“I on behalf of the police family wish to as also condole the governor, Alhaji Sani Bello, his family and all those leaders who advised and helped him when he served as the Chief Justice of Nigeria,” Idris said.