From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Former representative of the Rivers South East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has described the former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Adolphus Karibi Whyte as Africa’s foremost international jurist.
This is as the former Senator has condoled with the Judiciary in Nigeria and the Whyte family over the death of the former Supreme Court judge
In a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, Abe said he received in shock the passing away of the legal luminary.
The senator averred that the loss of Justice Whyte at a time of grave crisis in the world when his wisdom, wealth of experience and calm fatherly disposition would have been needed in the country is painful indeed.
He described the late legal icon as an accomplished lawyer, teacher, a man of character and proven integrity whose immense contribution to the development of the Judiciary in Nigeria can never be forgotten.
He said: “Justice Adolphus Karibi White meant different things to different people, to me, he was a father, a friend and a counselor. I was mesmerized by his passion and commitment to Justice.
“Although the final chapter in the life and times of this great jurist is now closed, there are many gifts and life changing lessons that his life of service has bequeathed to humanity.
“We join his family and admirers across Nigeria to mourn the passing of a great man. We pray that God in His infinite mercy will give strength to his wife, and family to bear this tragic loss”.