Supreme Court Justice, Bode Rhodes-Vivour on Monday formally retired from the judicial service after attaining the mandatory age of 70.
With his retirement, the curtain was drawn on a chequered judicial career that began in Lagos when he joined the state’s Judicial Service as State Counsel in 1975.
Rhodes-Vivour from Lagos State spent 11 years at the Supreme Court, during which he delivered many landmark judgments.
It was all praises from Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Tanko Muhammed, to other Justices of the apex court during the valedictory service held for him at the Supreme Court in Abuja.
Speaking at the event, retiring Justice Rhodes-Vivour criticized state governors for unilaterally dissolving councils and appointing caretaker committees, saying it was an abuse of the constitution.
In 1975, he joined the Lagos Judicial Service as State Counsel and became Director of Public Prosecutions in 1989.
He became a High Court Judge in 1994 and in 2005 was appointed to the Court of Appeal as Justice.
In August 2010, he moved up the ladder as a Justice of the Supreme Court along with Justice Suleiman Galadima.