A legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN) is dead. He died at the age of 88. A family source said he died in the early hours of today at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
It was gathered that he died from a complicated illness.
Akinjide was a member of the judicial systems sub-committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975-1977 and later joined the National Party of Nigeria in 1978, and became the legal adviser to the party.
He was the lead prosecutor in the treason trial of Bukar Zanna Mandara; the eviction of many illegal foreign nationals from Nigeria which contributed to mild violence against some foreigners in the land.
His remains have reportedly been deposited in the morgue.