Mohammed Fawehinmi ‘ll be buried after autopsy, says family

Mohammed Fawehinmi

By Adekunle Williams

The family of late Mohammed Fawehinmi, says he will buried after an autopsy and other necessary arrangements.

The eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi,  Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference  in Lagos on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls  that Mohammed, eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. of Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52.

Fawehinmi-Biobaku said the family could not preempt the cause of his death until  release of the autopsy result.

She added that the deceased would be buried once the family concluded  necessary arrangements.

Fawehinmi-Biobaku added that the family was also waiting for  younger brother of the deceased, Mr Saheed Fawehinmi, from the U.S.

She said the family, though still saddened and in shock, would announce his funeral arrangements in due course.

“This is after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, both in the country and outside the country,” she said.

Mohammed,  was said to have complained of breathing difficulties and was taken to a hospital, where  he later died.

He had a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1998.

The deceased was the Chairman of Nigerian Weekly Law Reports before his demise.

In 2003, he had an accident in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord,  confining him to wheelchair.