Try the Samsung codes. As far as I know, Akai TV's are made by Samsung and rebadged with the Akai logo. I have an Akai CFT2790 and the first Samsung code listed in the manual worked perfectly for me. Good luck!
We'll I'll be... go figure... That did it. Sure enough, the first Samsung code, 0060 worked...
One more remote I can now through into the remote drawer.
A heart filled thanks for your help terrysmirl! :)