President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Dennis Edozie, describing him as an accomplished jurist who diligently applied the law in principle.
Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja, condoled with the family of the deceased jurist.
According to him, Edozie will be long remembered for his meritorious and dedicated service to the nation, earning him a seat at the apex court for nearly three years.
The statement said, “Buhari believes that the respected jurist, teacher, community leader and statesman would be eternally honoured and celebrated for his exemplary and courageous works on the Bench in upholding the laws and Constitution of the country.”
He extended his heartfelt condolences to members of the judiciary and legal profession, and the government and people of Enugu State.
Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourned the jurist.