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Nigeria’s first criminologist, Prof Femi Odekunle, dies from COVID-19

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Nigeria’s first professor of criminology and member, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Olufemi Odekunle has died

NewsWireNGR gathered that late Odekunle, died at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagalada, Abuja, on Tuesday evening.

A graduate of the University of Ibadan, 1968, Odekunle got his PhD in sociology and social psychiatry from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in the United States, in 1974.

The late Odekunle made headlines when he opposed the arrest of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He said Magu’s ordeal was a power play by blocs in the corridors of power and not in the interest of justice of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption efforts.

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