Obasanjo hails Akanbi’s honesty, integrity
A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, described the life of the late pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, as one that oozed with honesty and integrity.
Obasanjo said that the former anti-graft agency’s boss was one genuine patriot who radiated dominantly within our national space and beyond.
He said the late justice would be greatly missed.
This was contained in a condolence letter written to the eldest child, Akeem in Ilorin, Kwara State, a copy of which was made available to journalists on Sunday in Abeokuta by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi
Obasanjo further added that the late Justice Akanbi was a distinguished Nigerian, an icon, a paragon of rightness and rectitude, whose life was devoted entirely to the service of his nation.
The condolence letter reads in part, “It is with a grieving heart, but with obedience to the will of the Almighty that I write to commiserate with you and other members of your family over the painful demise of your loving father, our most revered Hon. Justice Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi.
“News of his death today, Sunday, June 3, 2018, came to me as a jarring shock far away in Dubai. But we mortals can never question the designs of the Almighty Allah.”