By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the deceased as well as the National Judicial Council over the passing of Justice Francis Ikechi Ogbuagu.
The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Tuesday.
Buhari commiserated with friends and professional colleagues of the late jurist, who served variously in the Federal High Courts in Imo and Abia, before rising to the Appeal and Supreme Court.
The President believed the legal luminary served diligently, and contributed immensely to the strengthening of the judiciary, which remained the bastion of Nigeria’s democracy.
He saluted Ogbuagu’s deep sense of patriotism, loyalty and commitment to nation building, which was long sustained after he retired from the Supreme Court in 2010.
Buhari prayed that God would grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family.