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Justice Akanbi buried amid tributes


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The remains of Justice Mustapha Akanbi, have been buried amid tributes in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Mohammed Bashir led the Janazah prayer, with the Kwara state governor, Andulfatah in attendance.

Also in attendance are a retired Appeal Court President, Justice Ayo Salami, pioneer Grand Kadi of Kwara state, Justice AbdulKadir Orire, Kwara state’s Chief Judge, Justice Sulyman Kawu, Yusuf Ali (SAN), Adelodun Salman (SAN), Kehinde Elena (SAN), Saka Isau (SAN) and state’s
Grand Kadi, Justice Ola AbdulKadir.

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Others attendance were former Kwara Chief Judge, Justice Raliat Elelu- Habeeb, Rector, Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin, Mas’ud Elelu, former minister of Transport, Bio Ibrahim, former speaker, Kwara House of Assembly, Babatunde Mohammed, members of the state execution council, and prominent Islamic scholars from far and near.

Also in attendance are former grand Kadis in the state, Imam Oba Fulani, AbdilMutalib Ambali and Solihu Mohammed, the national publicity secretary of APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, JAMB’s Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, Vice Chancellors of the university of Ilorin, Kwara state University, Malete, Al- Hikmah university; Professors, Sulymam AbdulKareem, AbdulRasheed Na’ Allah and Ibrahim Taofik respectively.

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In a brief prayer after the burial rites, the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Salihu prayed Allah to receive Justice Akanbi as His true servant.

He expressed delight that the late jurist led a virtuous and righteous life.

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