The family of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi has said that he will be buried following an autopsy and other necessary arrangements.
Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, the eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos.
Recall 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.
Gani Fawehinmi’s son, Mohammed is dead
Fawehinmi-Biobaku disclosed that the family couldn’t pre-empt the cause of his death until the 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 the 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 the wheelchair.