Former Abia State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has described the death of former Chairman of Independent Corrupt Pratices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) as ‘a huge loss’ to the nation.
He stressed that the late jurist was incorruptible, upright and bold in his profession.
According to Kalu, the deceased died at a time Nigeria needed his wise counsel on national issues.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu extolled the virtues of the late Justice Mustapha Akanbi.
He said, “The Nigerian judiciary has lost one of its best. Having served in various capacities in the private and public sectors both locally and internationally, Justice Akanbi made remarkable contributions to the legal profession beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“He was a philanthropist and a compassionate community leader.
“I commiserate with Ilorin Emirate Council, the government and people of Kwara state over the sad loss”.
The former governor while consoling the Akanbi family, urged them to uphold the good deeds of their patriarch.
Kalu prayed for the repose of Justice Akanbi’s soul.