17 November 2012

Nigeria: Eso's Death Completes the Triumvirate Cycle, Says Ali

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Nigeria: The late Supreme Court judge Justice Kayode Eso.

Members of the inner bar have expressed shock on the death of the retired jurist, Justice Kayode Esho, describing it as a huge loss to the country.

But Yusuf Ali (SAN) who spoke to THISDAY on telephone pointed out that the death represented the triumvirate cycle of deaths in the country.

According to him, "the death of Lam Adesina represented the executive arm, Baba Saraki death stood for the legislative while the death of his lordship, Justice Kayode Esho stands for the judiciary. That is the striking balance.

In his tribute, Adebayo Adelodun (SAN) described the late jurist as one of the best brains to emerge from the judiciary, pointing out that he has left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.

"It is a big loss to the nation in general. We will miss him sorely, especially his contribution to the justice system of the country.

Another lawyer, John Baiyeshea (SAN) remarked that Esho lived and died for the welfare of the oppressed.

"He used his profession to make things better generally to the generality of the people. He did not allow law to be used for oppression and suppression.

In his tribute on the condolence register in Esho's residence, Justice Peter Aderemi, a retired jurist of the Supreme Court simply wrote; "a quintessential and an adroit judge has departed this sinful world. Your cherished contribution to the development of law and promotion of justice will remain indelible in the hearts of all of us. May your great soul rest in peace.

A visit to the Ibadan residence of the late jurist yesterday showed a solemn atmosphere.

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