BREAKING: Former Attorney-General, Richard Akinjide, is DeadFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide, is dead.
The 88-year-old legal icon died in his Ibadan, Oyo State, home.
Born in Ibadan, in the early 1930s, the late foremost lawyer and Ibadan High Chief attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife.
He was a Minister of Education in the First Republic and Minister for Justice in the Second Republic.
Chief 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.
He became the legal adviser for the party and was later appointed the Minister for Justice.
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