Former Commissioner of health in Kwara State, Dr. Bola Olaosebikan, (OON) has commiserated with His Eminence, the Emir of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria Judiciary and families of Hon. Justice Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi (CFR) on the sudden demise of the judiciary icon. Justice Akanbi passed on today at the age of 85 years after a brief illness.
In a press statement, Dr. Olaosebikan said, “I render my sincere condolence to the family of Justice Mustapha Akanbi, a very gentle, pious, incorruptible judge who gave his best to the nation’s judiciary, rising to the peak as the Chief Justice of Federal Court of Appeal, his best to Nigeria and to Kwara state”. The demise of Justice Akanbi, according to the Kwara Guber candidate in is a great loss to humanity.
The former health Commissioner in the state noted that Justice Akanbi would be remembered as the father of institutional fighting against corrupting in Nigeria, who served as the pioneer Chairman of Independence Corrupt Practices and related Offence Commission (ICPC) in Nigeria. “He was a judicial saint, patriot of high order, generous community leader and philanthropist, founder of Mustapha Akanbi Foundation though which he was still helping humanity after his retirement. He was a very accessible and kind community leader who will be missed very much by many in Ilorin Emirate where is also the WakiliIlory”.
Eulogizing the icon, Dr. Olaosebikan maintained that Justice Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi was a perfect example of selfless living, humility, personal contentment, continuously giving to humanity as a lifestyle, and glorious achievement which he added must be emulated by many. He however prayed, “May Almighty Allah have mercy on his shortcoming and grant his gentle, kind and pious soul rest and Aljanat Firdous. May Allah grant the Akanbi famillies the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and succour .
In the statement, the Nigeria’s pioneer health strategist believed that when the history of Nigeria’s judiciary and anti-corruption crusade is written the name of Justice Mustapha Adebayo Akinabi would be among the “first eleven foremost institutional fighters of anti-corruption Nigeria has ever seen”.