Nigeria: ICPC pioneer chairman, Justice Mustapha Akanbi passes on at 85
London, June 3, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The pioneer chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Offences Commission, ICPC, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, has passed on.
The 85 year old jurist passed away in Ilorin, Kwara State, around 2 a.m on Sunday, it was gathered.
Commenting on his death, Yusuf Ali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria wrote: “An incorruptible judge and a role model to all, JUSTICE MUSTAPHA AKANBI is dead. He was a former President of the Court of Appeal and the Pioneer Chairman of ICPC.”
Born in September 1932, Mr Akanbi was called to the English Bar in 1963. He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in January 1964 and joined the Ministry of Justice where he became a Senior State Counsel in 1968.
He was until his death on Sunday an elder statesman and respected opinion moulder.