Eminent Jurist and retired justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria who passed on in Britain at the age of 87, Justice Kayode Eso, will be given a state burial by the Osun state government.
This information was disclosed by the Chairman of the State Burial Committee, Hon Oguntola Toogun, in Osogbo, the state capital. Toogun also revealed that burial arrangements have begun in earnest.
He said “The government is interested in organising a befitting passage for him because of the landmark judgements that stood him out as an exceptional jurist”.
He described the late jurist as “not only a courageous and fearless judge, he was also known for his brilliant illuminating judgements.”
Toogun said the burial ceremony will take place on Friday 21st December 2012 at the Cathedral Holy Trinity, Omofe, Ilesa while the lying in state will be held on Thursday at the State Secretariat in Osogbo.