The Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof. Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi has passed on.
The Registrar, Kikelomo Salle confirmed his death in a statement in Ilorin, the State capital.
The official noted that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) died on Sunday after a protracted illness.
The deceased will be buried on Monday in his country home, according to Islamic rites.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) State Publicity Secretary, Ridwan Musa, made the announcement.
Musa said the Janāzah prayer will be offered on his remains after Salatul-Asr at his residence in Ilorin.
Akanbi had over 60 national and international publications in peer-review journals with a bias in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law.
The late VC’s research areas included conflict resolution laws, corporate management law and practice.
He was a son of the late Justice Muhammed Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi, first Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).