CJN eulogises Eso, visits late jurist’s home

Justice Kayode Eso

The Chief Justice described Mr. Eso as “a great man.”


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Aloma Muktar, on Wednesday described the late Justice Kayode Eso as “a great man’’ who contributed to the reform of the nation’s judicial system.

Ms. Muktar, who signed the condolence register at the Agodi GRA residence of the deceased in Ibadan, wrote: “To say that we will all miss him is an understatement.’’

The CJN was accompanied by the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Badejoko Adeniji, and senior federal judicial officers.

Ms. Muktar, who was received by the eldest son of the deceased, Olumide, held a closed door meeting with family members lasting about two hours.

A family source said that the meeting focused on the burial arrangement for the deceased and the role to be played by the judiciary.

No fewer than 120 persons have so far signed the condolence register.

Mr. Eso, a renowned jurist, died on November 16 in a London hospital at the age of 87.


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