Rivers State Governor Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has expressed shock over the demise of Justice Kayode Esho.
In a statement by his Spokesman Mr. David Iyofor, Governor Amaechi described Justice Esho as an accomplished jurist, a rare breed of uncommon wisdom and sharp intellect who always stood on the side of the law and what is right.
Amaechi hailed Justice Esho’s enormous contributions to the growth of Nigeria’s legal and justice system and the good work he did as a justice of the Supreme Court.
“Justice Esho was a man of uncommon virtues. His work in the Apex Court would not be easily forgotten. Most important to us here in Rivers State was his commitment to the Rivers State Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) which he chaired, contributing to the return of peace and sanity in the state.”
“We are particularly grateful for the thorough and comprehensive work he did at the TRC. Rivers people hold him dearly and will always remember him for that,” Amaechi said.
The governor condoled with the Esho family, the judiciary and the entire country over this great loss, and prayed for the repose of his soul.