Retired Supreme Court Justice, Karibi-Whyte who was Chairman of the Nigerian Constitutional Conference between 1994 and 95 died of a heart attack in Port Harcourt.He was born on January 29,1932 in Abonnema, River State.
He read law in England and was called to the bar in 1961.
He was at different times Solicitor-General in Rivers State, Associate Professor of Law, University of Lagos, Federal Revenue Court judge, Court of Appeal judge and Supreme Court justice.
He was also Judge, International Criminal Tribunal
He was a Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) (1998) and Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) (2008).
He is survived by a wife and six children