Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, has died.
He was 88 years of age.
His son, Dagogo Karibi-Whyte, confirmed that the retired judge on Friday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital.
Justice Karibi-Whyte was born on January 29, 1932.
The late judge, a native of Abonnema, Rivers, attended Kalabari National College Buguma, Rivers, from 1946 to 1950 and worked as a clerk of a court from 1951 to 1957.
Karibi-Whyte obtained an LL.B. from the University of Hull, England, in 1960 and was called to the bar in the Middle Temple a year afterwards.
In September 1962, he obtained an LL.M. from the University of London and in 1970, he obtained a Ph.D from the University of Lagos.
The late justice was appointed judge of the federal revenue court in 1976.
Karibi-Whyte was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1980 and later promoted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1984.
The late judge left behind 7 children; 4 males and three females.