Richard Akinjide: Afenifere mourns former justice minister


The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has commiserated with the family of the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN).

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that the 88-year-old legal luminary died in the early hours of Tuesday in his home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Afenifere, in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumaki, described the legal luminary as a brilliant attorney with a forensic knowledge of the law.

The organisation added that the late Akinjide has played his part in the game of life and prayed that the former politician continues to rest in perfect peace.

The statement reads: “The bell has rung for Chief Richard Akinjide after a full length. We pray that God will grant his soul eternal repose and protect the family he has left behind. He would always be remembered as a brilliant attorney with a forensic knowledge of the law.

“He has played his part in this game of life and may he get all the rest that he needs and deserves. Good night from all of us in Afenifere.”

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