NBA Pays Tribute to Hon. Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte as Late Jurist is Laid to Rest


The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Saturday paid its last respect to late revered jurist, Honourable Justice Adolphus Godwin Karibi-Whyte.

The former Judge at the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY and retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria passed away on May 22, 2020. He was 88 years old.

“The Bar and Bench were thrown into mourning when the news of the death of Hon. Justice Karibi-Whyte filtered in.

“As he was committed to mother earth today in his hometown – Abonema, Rivers State, the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, paid glowing tributes to the departed eminent Jurist.” The NBA Publicity Secretary, Rapulu Nduka said in a statement.

Speaking at the Funeral Service, which was held at the St. Augustine Anglican Church, Abonema, Mr. Akpata extolled the stellar qualities of the late Justice Karibi-Whyte noting that he belonged to a cadre of distinguished Jurists that was fast becoming extinct. The NBA President said “I consider it a great honour and privilege to pay tribute to this great man on behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association. Justice Karibi-Whyte was held in the highest of esteem by members of the NBA and indeed the entire legal profession. He was one of our heroes, one of the greats, a member of that distinguished cadre of Jurists that is fast becoming extinct. His many Judgements bear eloquent testimony to his intellect and profundity and remain indelible in our body of case-law.”

“The NBA bids the Late Hon. Justice (Dr.) Adolphus Karibi-Whyte CON, CFR, JSC (rtd) farewell and may his soul rest in perfect peace.”

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