In a heartfelt statement issued on Saturday, former Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom, expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Justice Joseph Ikyegh, describing it as “a huge and painful loss to Nigeria.”
Ortom’s media aide, Mr Terver Akase, conveyed the governor’s sentiments, highlighting Justice Ikyegh’s distinguished career marked by sound judgments, forthrightness, and unwavering commitment to the rule of law.
The late Benue-born jurist, according to Ortom, played a pivotal role in the administration of justice, leaving an indelible mark through his commitment to fairness, integrity, and excellence in jurisprudence.
Ortom noted that Ikyegh’s exemplary service led to his recent inclusion among the 22 Justices of the Court of Appeal considered for elevation to the Supreme Court.
In the wake of this loss, Ortom extended his prayers for the peaceful rest of the departed and urged divine strength for the grieving family to bear the profound loss.
Justice Joseph Ikyegh, until his passing, served as the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt Division, and was among the distinguished jurists shortlisted for elevation to the Supreme Court.
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