The family of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi has given strict instructions on their need for privacy at this time, following the lawyer’s death.
He was the first child of the legal icon, Gani Fawehinmi, who died in 2009.
Mohammed Fawehinmi died on Wednesday after reportedly having difficulty in breathing.
Two sources told TVC News that the family has requested privacy in consideration of the deceased’s mother, Ganiat Fawehinmi.
As at the time of filing this report, the family was in a meeting and awaiting the arrival of Mr Fawehinmi’s younger brother, Saheed, from abroad.
The family is also yet to make a statement on his death.
Limited Visitors were permitted into the family’s residence, while journalists were turned back.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the late Gani Fawehinmi, over the death of their son, Mohammed.
The President urged them to find comfort in God, who gives and takes, and to draw consolation in the fact that the departed robustly fought a debilitating condition, which confined him to the wheelchair for many years.
According to the president’s special adviser on media, Femi Adeshina, “Mohammed’s body may have been broken, but his spirit was virile, agile, and he kept the flag of the family flying, doing justice to the memory of his late father,”
Also, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu describes the death as a colossal loss to the civil society movement in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Wednesday, Mr Sanwo-Olu said Mohammed Fawehinmi, who didn’t live under the shadows of his father, was persistent in the fight for the rights of the Nigerian people.
Mohammed lost his ability to walk after a terrible auto accident in 2003. A graduate of Business Administration at the University of Lagos, before he ventured into law practice, he obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998. He has over 20 years of experience in the practice of law.
Until his death, he was the Head of Gani Fawehinmi’s Chambers, Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited, Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.