The children of a former Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Ondo State and first legal practitioner in the Ilutitun-Osooro area of the state, late Chief Augustus Akenroye, have launched a foundation in memory of their late father.
The children, who launched the foundation as part of the activities to mark his funeral ceremony recently, visited the Local Authority Primary School, Ilutitun-Osooro in Okitipupa Local Council Area of Ondo State where the foundation would be domiciled.
They donated several school materials to the students. They also pledged to renovate some of the school structures, provide more books, scholarships, and institute endowment funds to immortalize their father who attended the same school.
Speaking about the reason for setting up the foundation, the first child of the deceased, Dr. Adegboyega Akenroye, a US-based medical doctor and pastor, explained that their late father was passionate about education, and the foundation would help to motivate young children to focus more on their education.
Dr. Akenroye described their late father as a philanthropist who loved education and was committed to the development of his folks.
He also allayed the fears of the people on the yearly Law Prize instituted by their father in his alma mater, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, about six years ago, assuring that the project would not stop.
Mr. Ayodele Akenroye, his last born and Canada-based lawyer, described their father as an incorruptible lawyer who refused monetary bribes and gifts, refused to be induced to compromise cases.
During the funeral service, the Bishop of Diocese on the Coast, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. Oluseyi Pirisola, in his homily at Ebenezer Anglican Cathedral, Ilutitun-Osooro, in Okitipupa Local Council, urged everyone to emulate the patriarch’s virtues.
Pirisola described the late Akenroye as someone who had fulfilled his destiny, as he had lived an exemplary life with prowess, contributed his quota to the development of Ikaleland through his legal profession.