Justice Akanbi, pioneer ICPC chairman dies at 85

Written by on June 3, 2018

Pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related matters Commission (ICPC) and former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, is reported dead.
Pa Akanbi, first holder of traditional title of Wakili of Ilorin until his death, died at 85 years of age in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Ilorin after a brief illness.
One of the children of late Mustapha Akanbi, Barrister Ahmed Akanbi, confirmed the passing away of the renowned incorruptible judge and a foremost anti graft crusader.
The Janaza prayer, according to the spokesperson of the family, will take place today, Sunday by 12 noon at his residence, House number 6, Agba dam street, off Ahmadu Bello way, G. R. A Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while the eight-day Fidau will hold next week Sunday.
Hon. Justice Akanbi was a founder of Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, Maasalam Islamic Foundation, Mustapha Akanbi Library and Resource Center, Nana Aishat Academy, and several others.
Late Justice Mustapha Muhammed Adebayo Akanbi was born on Sunday, September 11, 1932 in Accra, Ghana and died on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
He will be sorely missed by the entire Ilorin Emirate, Kwara state, Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
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