By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation in the Second Republic, Chief Richard Osuolale Akinjide (SAN) is dead.
Chief Richard Akinjide who according to sources was the oldest lawyer in Nigeria having who practiced law for over 60 years died in the early hours of today (Tuesday) April 21, 2020.
The late legal luminary and Attorney General of the Federation in thecLate Alhaji Shehu Sagari regime (1979-1983) was born in the early 1930s to an influential family of warriors at Orita Aperin, area of Ibadan.
Late Chief Akinjide (SAN) was a former Minister of Education in the Government of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa during the Second Republic and the Minister for Justice in the Administration of President Shehu Shagari.
The late legal luminary was also a member of the Judicial Systems Sub-Committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975-1977 and later joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in 1978. He became the Legal Adviser for the party and was later appointed the Minister for Justice.