A serving judge in Edo State, Justice Morrison Ighodalo, has passed away on late Monday after a brief illness.
Justice Ighodalo was the number three in the hierarchy of 31 judges in the state, NAN reports.
It was gathered that the death of Justice Ighodalo stalled all cases in the courts, as other judges, magistrates and presidents adjourned.
Speaking on Ighodalo’s death, the Edo Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ogaga Emoghwanre, said the association was in a mourning mood.
“He was a renowned judge with an unflinching determination to always impact knowledge on one and all.
‘’We will greatly miss him. He was a jurist of no mean repute,” his statement read.
Edo Chief Judge, Justice Esther Edigin, held a meeting with the judges and later paid a condolence visit to Ighodalo’s family at Boundary Road in GRA, Benin.
Meanwhile, suspected gunmen have killed two police officers attached to “Operation Delta Safe” of the Delta State command along Ugbolu-Illah road in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
The development was confirmed on Tuesday by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali, while speaking with newsmen in Asaba, on Tuesday.
Ali in his statement said the police, however, killed two of the gunmen but regretted that a stray bullet from the police killed an old woman during the gun battle with the hoodlums.
He further stated that the suspected gunmen took away the service rifles of the two police officer that were killed after the attack.