- Late Mohammed Fawehinmi was on Friday, August 26, laid to rest at Ondo town, in Ondo state amid tears
- The burial ceremony was attended by Chief Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of the state, among others
- The national chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Tanko Yinusa, was also among those who were at the service
The remains of Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of the foremost human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, was on Friday, August 26, buried in Ondo state.
Mohammed was buried amidst glowing tears and heart-touching remarks about him from members of the civil society, relatives, and acquaintances, TVC News reports.
Among those who attended the burial service were Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of the state, and the national chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Tanko Yinusa.
Prophet Stephen Robert, the officiating minister, described the deceased as a man who stood against injustice.
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Mohammed Fawehinmi: Family finally reveals what killed late lawyer
Meanwhile, the family of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights lawyer, on Thursday, August 19, revealed that his first son, Mohammed, died of COVID-19 complications.
Saheed Fawehinmi, the second son of Fawehinmi, made this revelation at a briefing in Lagos.
Saheed, on behalf of the family, explained that they could not speak on the cause of Mohammed's death earlier because there was a need to wait for medical reports, especially as it relates to his death certificate.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to observe the preventive protocols stipulated by both local and global health bodies while the pandemic lasts.
“Today...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 the wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitising, hand washing with soap and maintaining social distancing amidst crowd.”
Mohammed Fawehinmi didn’t die of COVID-19, family debunks claim
Earlier, the family had earlier denied claims that Mohammed died of COVID-19. Mohammed's younger sister, Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, and another family friend, Lanre Arogundade, told Vanguard on Thursday, August 12, that the family is still waiting for a medical report on the cause of the deceased death.