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Four Months After, Chief Richard Akinjide Buried Privately

By Yusuf Akinloye Akintunde

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Today, the remains of the legal luminary and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Chief Richard Akinjide has been interned in his private home in Ibadan.

According to the press release made available to pressmen by his son, Abayomi Akinjide, on behalf of the family, which reads: “Our beloved Patriarch, Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide SAN, CON, who passed on peacefully to glory on 21st April, 2020, was laid to rest on Thursday, 13th August 2020 after a private funeral service by the family at The Chapel of St. Peter, The Rock, Jericho, Ibadan, within the family estate.”

“This was done, in consultation with the Archbishop of Ibadan, Anglican Communion and the Oyo State Government, due to the prevailing global public health crisis.” “At the appropriate time, a Celebration of Life Church Service and public events will be held in his honour.”

“The entire Akinjide family would like to thank the Federal and State Governments, our Royal Fathers and traditional institutions, the legal community comprising the Bar and Bench, our friends and well-wishers for their prayers and support.”


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