A professor of criminology and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Femi Odekunle, is dead.
His death was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu.
“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 sent to newsmen.
“The President described Professor Odekunle as valued friend and a towering intellectual giant with 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.