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Abdullahi Mourns Akanbi, Describes His Loss as Irreplaceable

Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has commiserated with the family of Justice Mustapha Akanbi who passed on this morning at 85.

Mallam Abdullahi said the passage of Justice Akanbi is a painful and irreplaceable loss to the Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State and Nigeria as a whole.

He described the late Akanbi as a man of peace, integrity and honour who, as a lawyer and judge, contributed greatly to the development of Nigeria’s legal system.

“His tenure as the first Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) provided a solid foundation for the organisation and recorded several cases of prosecution of corrupt persons.

“The late Justice Akanbi was incorruptible, Spartan and fair to all.  Though he had a pan Nigerian outlook, he was very passionate and committed to issues of development of Kwara State.

“His death at this time when his fatherly insight is more needed than ever before is a painful one. May his soul rest in peace,’’ Abdullahi said.


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