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Akinjide: I Was Shocked, He’s Left Giant Steps — Afe Babalola


Legal luminary and founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, has described late Richard Akinjide as a professional to the core and a fervent believer in the rule of law.

Akinjide died in the early hours of yesterday at the age of 88.

The ABUAD founder, who spoke in a statement entitled, ‘Tribute to Chief Richard Osuolade Akinjide, stated, “I was shocked beyond description when I received the sad news of the departure of the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, the erudite and brilliant advocate, Chief Richard Osuolale Akinjide, a minister in the Temple of Justice.

“I have seen the departed learned brother of the silk at close quarters. I have seen him at work and I have also seen him at play. I interacted with him in the court and outside the court and found him to be a genial and humble person who is sold to hard work.

“But as traumatizing as the news is, I am consoled by the fact that the departed senior member of the Inner Bar lived a most fulfilled life and imparted his community, particularly the Judiciary, his primary constituency, thereby leaving his giant steps on the sand of judicial times.”

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