Retired Justice Of The Supreme Court Of Nigeria, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte Dies At 80

Published On: May 23, 2020, 8:08 am
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, is dead. He died on Friday in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State. Karibi-Whyte was aged 80 years.

The late justice left behind seven children, four male and three female. They are Asikiya, Tonye, Gogo, Abiye, Tokini, Sodigi and Nengi.

Karibi-Whyte, a Professor of Law, hailed from Abonnema, Rivers State. He was the Legal Draftsman in the Rivers State Ministry of Justice in 1973 and later the Solicitor-General.

In 1976, he became a Judge of the Federal Revenue Court, was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1980 and the Supreme Court in 1984.

Karibi-Whyte was appointed Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal on November 7, 1993; chaired the Nigerian Constitutional Conference 1994-1995 and later the Counterfeit Currency Tribunal.

He was also Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS); Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-Owned Universities; Law Report Committee of the Federal High Court; Civil Disturbances Tribunal; Committee for the Unification & Reform of the Criminal Code, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Act & Criminal Procedure Code.

He was honoured with a national title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) in 2008.

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