Late Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide (SAN), the Patriarch of Akinjide dynasty has been 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.
According to a statement by Abayomi Akinjide on behalf of the family stated that the burial 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”, the statement concluded.
Late Akinjide who was Minister Justice and Attorney General of Federation during President Sheu Shagari between 1979-1983 passed on peacefully to glory on 21st April, 2020,