Judge’s Death Paralyses Court Proceedings In Edo


Edo Judiciary and Nigerian Bar Association in Edo were Tuesday thrown into mourning, following the death of a serving Judge, Justice Morrison Ighodalo

Justice Ighodalo was number three Judge in hierarchy out of 31 Judges in the state.

The death of the judge stalled all cases in the  courts across the state, as the bereaved judges, magistrates and presidents adjourned all cases in honour of their departed colleague who reportedly died during a brief illness.

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Mr Ogaga Emoghwanre, the Publicity Secretary, NBA, Benin branch in a statement said the
sad event occured in the late hours of Monday, Feb. 15.

“It is with grief and a heavy heart, The Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch announce the death of our dear and beloved Hon Justice Morrison Ojabulu Ighodalo.

“He was a renowned Judge with an unflinching determination to always impact knowledge to one and all.

“We will greatly miss him. He was a jurist of no mean repute”, he said.

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The state Chief Judge, Justice Esther Edigin held a meeting with the judges and later paid condolence visit on the family of the late judge in his official residential home at Boundary Road, GRA, Benin.


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