A professor of criminology and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Femi Odekunle, is dead.
He was aged 77 years
His death was confirmed in a statement by Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed utmost shock at the news of the demise of Professor Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC,” Mr Shehu wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
“The President described Mr. Odekunle as valued friend and a towering intellectual giant with an impeccable knowledge of his chosen academic field, criminology and in such others as governance and administration.
“His death is very saddening,” said the president. “His lasting contributions as well as his charisma, wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all us, his friends and associates. May the Almighty repose his soul.”
The PACAC is headed by law professor, Itse Sagay.