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Mustapha Akanbi’s death: We have lost a rear gem—— Emir of Ilorin



The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Traditional Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has expressed sadness over the death of the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi (rtd).

In his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi foundation for peace and development, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, the emir described late Akanbi as an incorruptible judicial officer who served the nation without blemish.

He also recalled that the late jurist was instrumental to the mentorship of many legal practitioners both in the bar and on the bench through his unique and sterling qualities of equity, fairness and justice to all.

According to him, “ We have lost a rear gem in the Ilorin Emirate and nation at large.
The history of judicial system in Nigeria would not be complete without adequate reference to the tremendous contributions of the late Wakili of Ilorin. We were together in the judiciary at different point in time up to the Court of Appeal.

“I can vouch for him anywhere because he was such an indefatigable personality whose major interest was nation-building, uprightness, preservation of professional ethics among other salient features of a worthy ambassador.”

Mustapha Akanbi’s death: We have lost a rear gem—— Emir of Ilorin

The monarch however noted that “Although, the late Wakili of Ilorin lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation but his death is a great and colossal loss to the entire nation and humanity at large due to the fact , “he was a unique symbol of truth, equality and justice”.

Alhaji Sulu-Gambari therefore prayed Allah to grant him eternal rest, grant him al-janatul firdaos and give his immediate family, the people of Ilorin Emirate and the entire nation the respite to bear the great loss.

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