The Father of Judicial Activism in Nigeria, Justice Kayode Eso is dead. The popular judge died at his home in Lagos today according to a family source.
Justice Eso is regarded as one of the most daring and respected judge
of the Nigerian Supreme Court to ever live. Born in Ilesha in Osun
state, Justice Eso has a bachelors as well as masters degree in law from
the Trinity College in London.
He was aged 87.
Justice Esho since the beginning of this year had stayed more in the UK than Nigeria.
He only returned home in October to receive his country’s belated honor, Commander of the Order of the Niger.