A former president of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal and first chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, has died aged 85.
Justice Akanbi who was also the first Wakili of Ilorin died at about 2 am on Sunday morning at a private hospital in Ilorin after a brief illness at the age of 85 years.
One of the children of late Mustapha Akanbi, Barrister Ahmed Akanbi, confirmed the passing away of the Ghana born incorruptible judge and a foremost anti graft crusader.
The funeral prayer, according to the spokesperson of the family, will take place this morning at the deceased residence, House number 6, Agbadam street, off Ahmadu Bello way, G. R. A Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Honourable 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 11th 1932 in Accra, Ghana and died on Sunday, June 3rd 2018.