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Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte dies at 88

Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, is dead.

His first son, Dagogo confirmed his father’s death on Friday, saying he died in Port Harcourt.

The retired judge died at the age of 88.

He was called to the bar in 1961 and was appointed judge of the federal revenue court in 1976 after obtaining a doctorate degree in law.

He rose to the court of appeal four years later, and was promoted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1984.

Justice Karibi-Whyte played many historic roles in growing Nigeria’s legal system, strengthening democratic institutions and shaping the policy direction of many governments and international agencies, as he served 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 at The Hague.

The late justice is survived by his wife, four boys and three girls.

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