fractureing: Ex-ICPC chair, Mustapha Akanbi, dies
A former president of the Court of Appeal and poineer chairman of of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Mustapha Akanbi, is dead.
Akanbi died Sunday morning, June 3, around 1.am in Ilorin, Kwara state.
One of his children, Barrister Kabir Akanbi, who confirmed the death to The Nation newspaper said the foremost jurist will be buried later today.
Akanbi was born on 11 September 1932 at Accra, Ghana.
After completing secondary school, he worked as an Executive officer in the Ghana Civil Service. He was also active as a trade unionist.
Moving to Nigeria, he worked in the School Broadcasting Department of the Ministry of Education.
He obtained a scholarship to study law at the Institute of Administration, now Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, followed by legal studies in the United Kingdom.
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.