He noted that the late Hon. Justice Edmund Cowan came to this world and discharged his duties in various national positions attained with humility, adding that he never misplaced confidence and trust reposed in him and was also a unifier.
According to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, the late man became disappointed when he was serving as the Chairman of the country’s Constitutional Review Committee (CRC), but went on to assure the his colleague lawyers, and galaxy of judges present at the ceremony that, he would live no stone unturned to fast track the implementation of several recommendations in consonance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of this country.
He consoled family members, friends and loved ones of the late Justice Cowan to take heart, as death is inevitable, and at the same time spoke about his exemplary character and a decent life well spent, before he succumbed to the cold hands of death.
On the behalf of the Sierra Leone Bar Association , Lawyer Francis Gabbidon described his late colleagues as fine and distinguished legal luminaries who excelled in life and added more value the legal profession in Sierra Leone.
He further informed the court that his fallen colleagues could be remembered for their hard work, diligence and tremendous contributions towards the legal profession, and never bent backwards for anybody.
Lawyer Francis Gabbidon also intimated that late Claudius Smith was the first lawyer of a Kroo origin in Sierra Leone, and the late Magistrate Aiah Emmanuel Fanday was among the first batch of lawyers that graduated at the Fourh Bay College, whiles referring to the late Justice Edmund Cowas as a fine and intelligent product of Cambridge University in Great Britain, but later returned home to practice law profession.