Pioneer ICPC chairman, Justice Akanbi dies at 85

Akanbi

The Pioneer Chairman of Independence Corrupt Practice and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) and former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Muhammed AdebayoAkanbi (CFR) is dead.

Late Justice Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer Chairman, ICPC dies at 85

Late Justice Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer Chairman, ICPC dies at 85

Akanbi, who was also the first Wakili of Ilorin, died in the early hours of today, Sunday at a private hospital in Ilorin after a brief illness at the age of 85 years.
One of the children of late Akanbi, Mr Ahmed Akanbi, confirmed the way of the Ghana-born incorruptible judge and a foremost anti-graft crusader.
The Janaza prayer, according to the spokesperson of the family, will take place today by 12 noon at the deceased residence, No. 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.
Late Akanbi was the founder of Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, Maasalam Islamic Foundation,  Mustapha Akanbi Library and Resource Center,  Nana Aishat Academy and several others.
He was born on Sunday, Sept. 11, 1932, in Accra, Ghana and died on Sunday, June 3.
May Allah grant him Aljanatul fridaus and give the family, the emirate, Kwara and Nigerians, in general, the fortitude to bear the loss.
By Our Correspondent
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