The family of the late human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, has revealed the cause of the death of his first Son, Mohammed.
Recall that Mohammed Fawehinmi died on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the age of 52 and was said to have been battling an ailment.
However, the second son of Gani Fawehinmi, Saheed Fawehinmi, disclosed in a briefing in Lagos on Thursday that Mohammed died of COVID-19 complications.
“The family could not immediately disclose the cause of our brother’s death because we wanted the information to be based on factual medical details especially as maybe contained in the death certificate,
“Today however, we are in a position to inform you that our dear brother died from COVID-19 related complications.
“Arising from this, we want to urge all Nigerians to take necessary precautions to avoid being infected by the deadly disease, including, but not limited to taking the required doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
“The public should ensure wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitising, hand washing with soap and maintaining social distancing amidst crowd.” Saheed said on behalf of the Fawehinmi family.
Mohammed was born on February 21, 1969. He was a graduate of business administration from the University of Lagos, also obtained a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998.
He has practised law for over 20 years.
He worked as the head, Mohammed Fawehinmi Chambers; director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited; director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited, and director, Gani Fawehinmi Library and Gallery Limited until his death.
Disclosing the burial date is Director of the International Press Center, Mr Arogundade on behalf of the family, stating that the night of tributes and service of songs, would be held on Wednesday, 25th of August, 2021.
“The family has concluded arrangements to hold the service of songs at the Vining Hall, Adetiloye House, Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Road, GRA, Ikeja, from 4 p.m.
“Interment will be on Friday, August 27, at late Gani Fawehinmi’s Compound in Oka, Ore Road, Ondo, in Ondo state at 9 a.m.
“The family’s outing service comes up on Sunday, August 29 at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral in Lagos at 10 a.m.,” he said.
Mr Arogundade stressed that all COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to, for all the events