Bayelsa CJ’s Son Dies in Swimming Pool

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Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Mr. Wariebi Abiri, son of Justice Kate Abiri, the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, has died under circumstances described as mysterious.

A Law graduate and student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Abiri reportedly died in a swimming pool last Friday night in the Federal capital.

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, however, yesterday expressed deep shock over the untimely death of the young man.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said Dickson had also called on the authorities to immediately probe the death.

The governor made the call during a condolence visit to the chief judge at her residence in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He regretted the circumstances under which the judge’s son died and pledged the state government’s collaboration with the police and other relevant agencies to unravel the cause of his death.

Dickson described Wariebi as a focussed and promising young man, who was preparing to make a wonderful career in the legal profession, adding that his demise was a painful loss to the Abiri family and the state.

While urging the family to see what has happened as the will of God, Dickson prayed to God to strengthen and grant them the grace and fortitude to bear the loss.

“As a government, rest assured that we will stand with you shoulder to shoulder in this very, very challenging period, especially in working with the police and other relevant agencies of the government to unearth the real cause of his death,” the governor said.