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Tributes as Nigeria’s former Chief Justice, Katsina-Alu is buried in Benue [PHOTOS]


The remains of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, have been committed to mother earth on Saturday in Tse Alu, Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The former Chief Justice died few weeks ago, at the age of 76.

Speaking during the burial, which was attended by many prominent sons and daughters of the state, Senator George Akume, former governor of Benue, described the late Justice Katsina-Alu as a man of peace whose lifestyle was worthy of emulation.

Akume recounted that even before his demise, Justice Alu was desirous of addresing him, Governor Samuel Ortom and former Governor Gabriel Suswam on the need for peace, saying though he was no more, that peace he desired could be fostered amongst them.

He called on the people of Benue to build consensus that would promote peace and development, noting that since the deceased was selfless, sincere and generous, it behoves all to emulate him.

In their separate speeches, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom represented by his Secretary to the State Government, Professor Tony Ijohor (SAN), said the late CJN Katsina-Alu was an asset, not just to Benue but Nigeria and the outside world.

On their part, former Governor Gabriel Suswam, Senator Barnabas Gemade, former CJN Mahmud Mohammed and former Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Mike Kaase Aondoakaa, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, governorship aspirant, extolled the virtues of peace, holiness and selflessness that characterised the life of the late Justice Katsina-Alu, saying his death has created a vacuum that is too big to be filled.

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The late Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Katsina-Alu was a celebrated Justice, who retired as the 11th Chief Justice of Nigeria a few years ago.

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