OWERRI—MEANWHILE, Imo State government has assured members of the immediate family of the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa of its preparedness to accord him a state burial.
Governor Rochas Okorocha disclosd this when he paid a visit to the Oguta country home of the late judicial icon with some members of the State Executive Council.
The governor said; “Government will meet with the family members of the late jurist, including his son, Charly Boy, to agree on the burial date and modalities.
“Imo State government celebrated the late Oputa while he was alive and would also celebrate him at death because he was a good ambassador of the state and Nigeria,” Okorocha said.
He described Justice Oputa as “a rare germ with wealth of knowledge and lived a life worthy of emulation through his dedication to duty, discipline, hard work and honesty,which earned him various positions and accolades.”