The first son of the late legal luminary and Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM), Gani Fawehinmi, Mohammed Fawehinmi, is dead.
He died on Wednesday after a brief illness.
Mohammed had a terrible accident in 2003 which affected his spinal cord and was confined to wheel chair till his death.
Cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Mohammed graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1991.
He obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998.
Reacting to the news, activist, RevolutionNow convener and ex-presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, wrote: “We lost brother Mohammed Fawehinmi this evening! Sad! Rest in Power!”
Also reacting to the news is the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), in a Facebook post, he said that Mohammed has “kept the flame of his father burning”.
Keyamo wrote “My brother, friend and son of my late boss, Mohammed Fawehinmi, is gone. I am speechless and heartbroken. I just spoke with the eldest daughter Basirat and she confirmed it. Mohammed was energetic and very intellectually alert, despite his mishap. He kept the flame of his father burning. We will sorely miss him.”