A former President of the Court of Appeal, Mustapha Akanbi, is dead.
Mr Akanbi died Sunday morning in Ilorin, Kwara State.
His son, Kabir Akanbi, confirmed the death to The Nation newspaper.
He will be buried later on Sunday according to Islamic rites.
Born in September 1932, Mr Akanbi was called to the English Bar in 1963. He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in January 1964 and joined the Ministry of Justice where he became a Senior State Counsel in 1968.
He was until his death on Sunday an elder statesman and respected opinion moulder.
He was aged 85.