The Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University, Professor Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi (SAN) is dead.
He was said to have died on Sunday and sources say he will be buried in his Ilorin hometown on Monday.
Details of circumstances surrounding his death are still sketchy as at the time of gathering this report.
Prof Akanbi was a son of the late pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he became the Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete in 2019.
Professor Mohammed Akanbi was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the University a few months ago and his appointment was not without challenge from quarters who felt he should not have been appointed Vice Chancellor.
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as painful and shocking the death of the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU) Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, SAN.
“We submit to the decree of Allah who gives and takes. It is against that backdrop that we mourn the Vice Chancellor who answered Allah’s call tonight. He was a true and humble servant of Allah and we beseech our God, the Oft-Forgiving and Merciful, to grant him al-jannah Firdaus,” the Governor said in a statement Sunday night.
“The professor of law was a colossus who played the leading role to open a new chapter of academic excellence and greatness for KWASU. Our condolences go to his family, immediate and extended, to KWASU and the rest of the academic community, and to members of the bar and the bench in Kwara State and across the country.”
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