Updated: February 25, 2021
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has paid tribute to the former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, describing him as a man whose greatest asset in life was his enviable integrity and incorruptibility. The eminent jurist died on Sunday morning in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“The President believes that Justice Akanbi will be long remembered for his enormous contributions in bringing credibility and respectability to the country’s judiciary,” Garba Shehu, a spokesman to President Buhari wrote in a statement.
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“The President notes that the death of the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is a colossal loss not only to the Nigerian judiciary, but the country as a whole,” he added.