Justice Tobi's death, Nigeria has lost the conscience of her judiciary, says Semenitari
Ag. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Niger Delta Development
Commission, NDDC, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has described the late Supreme
Court Justice Niki Tobi, CON, as the conscience of Nigeria's judiciary
whose contributions to Nigeria’s jurisprudence is authoritative.
Semenitari has therefore said that his demise is a national loss and a
tragic story for Niger Delta region.
Semenitari, who reacted to the death of Justice Tobi on Monday, said that
as a member of the Bench, the late Justice Tobi remained incorruptible, a
no-nonsense interpreter of the Law and exemplary. “As a member of the
Bench, Justice Tobi delivered quality rulings that tallied with justice
and could not be faulted. He was one of the finest breeds the Nigerian
Bench produced in recent times, capping his glorious years with
well-researched judgments which classified him as the conscience of the
Golden Era of Nigeria's judiciary. His pronouncements on legal matters
brought before him stand out and occupy copious space in Nigeria’s Law
Books legal system. Legal luminaries and senior Nigerian lawyers find
Tobi's judgments as authoritative as the nation’s basic laws. Truly, the
Nigerian judiciary has lost a rare breed-jurist whose impeccable records
stand as a referral to others in the Temple of Justice”.
Semenitari expressed sadness that Tobi's death came on the heels of the
recent double tragedy that befell the Niger Delta region in the loss of
two former Super Eagles Coaches, Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu,
lamenting that the latest incident has added to the blanket of grief in
the region. However, she prayed God to stem the tide.
“The Niger Delta region has been in back-to-back mourning. While the
region mourned in the last three weeks and prayed never-again, little did
we know that death would come for one of our best this time in the
judicial sphere. This season of harvest of death in the region has
depleted our First Eleven, Justice Tobi being a prominent player.”
Semenitari condoled with the Tobi family, members of the Nigerian Bench,
the people and Government of Delta State. She noted that though Justice
Tobi would be missed, his good memory and his works in expanding judicial
scholarship and the legal literature in Nigeria would remain evergreen.
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