Ex-attorney General, Richard Akinjide Is Dead


News Investigators/ A former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Richard Akinjide is dead.

Mr. Akinjide, aged 88, died in the early of hours of Tuesday at his Ibadan home.

The remains of the late Akinjide had since been deposited at the UCH morgue.

Public Relations Officer of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Toye Akinrinlola confirmed to newsmen that the former Attorney General was brought in dead about 2 am on Tuesday.

Mr. Akinjide, an Ibadan high chief, attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife, in Osun State and passed out with a distinction (Aggregate 6).

The legal luminary proceeded on his educational journey in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1951 and was called to the English Bar in 1955.

He was later called to the Nigerian Bar and he established Akinjide and Co legal firm.

The late Akinjide was a Minister of Education in the First Republic during the administration of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Minister of Justice in the Second Republic during the administration of former President Shehu Shagari.

The deceased was also a member of the Judicial Systems Sub-Committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975 to 1977.

He joined the National Party of Nigeria in 1978 and became the legal adviser of the party.


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