Mohammed Fawehinmi To Be Buried After Autopsy — Family
Mohammed Fawehinmi’s family has stated that he will be buried following an autopsy and other appropriate formalities.
Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, Gani Fawehinmi’s eldest child, made the announcement on behalf of the family at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday.
Mr Mohammed, the eldest son of late legal icon and activist Gani Fawehinmi, died at the age of 52 on Wednesday at about 9:00 a.m. in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs Fawehinmi-Biobaku stated that the family would not be able to predict the cause of his death until the autopsy results were released.
She went on to say that the deceased will be buried when the family had made all of the appropriate arrangements.
Mrs Fawehinmi-Biobaku also stated that the family was anticipating the arrival of the deceased’s younger brother, Saheed Fawehinmi, from the United States.
She added the family would announce his burial arrangements in due time, despite the fact that they were still grieved and shocked.
“This is after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, both in the country and outside the country,” she said.
Mr Mohammed graduated from the University of Buckingham in England with a law degree and was admitted to the Nigerian bar in 1998.
Before his death, the deceased was the Chairman of Nigerian Weekly Law Reports.
He was involved in a car accident in Lagos in 2003, which damaged his spinal cord and forced him to use a wheelchair.