Senate asks NJC to immortalise Justice Eso

Late Justice Kayode Eso [Photo: africanspotlight.com]

The late Justice passed away at the age of 87.

The Senate on Wednesday in Abuja asked the National Judicial Council to immortalise the late Justice Kayode Eso.

The Senate made the appeal following a debate on a motion sponsored by Babajide Omoworare.

Leading the debate, Mr. Omoworare said the deceased was a rare jurist of “incorruptible and unbending adherence to constitutionalism, rule of law, independence of the judiciary and an unrepentant positivist”.

He said Mr. Eso’s unassailable 46 years of contribution to the legal profession and administration of justice yielded a delivery of 464 reported judgments.

“Justice Eso’s sterling discipline rating was vindicated when the then Sani Abacha regime appointed him the head of the panel to sanitise the judicial arm of government.”

Contributing to the debate, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba said Mr. Eso epitomised everything that a judge should be.

“Eso is amongst the greatest justices ever produced by Nigeria.

He was a courageous judge who was not afraid to take the right decision and stand by it.

The Senate observed a minute’s silence in his honour and promised to send a delegation to condole with his family and the government of Osun.

The late Justice Eso died in London on November 16 at the age of 87.


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