Gani Fawehinmi’s family announces burial date for Mohammed

Mohammed Fawehinmi

The Gani Fawehinmi family has announced that the eldest son of the late legal luminary Mohammed Fawehinmi would be buried on August 27.

The younger Fawehinmi died on August 11 after a brief illness at the age of 52.

Former chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos chapter and close associate of the family Lanre Arogundade disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

Mohammed’s burial was delayed over plans by the family to conclude autopsy.

Mr Arogundade, who is also the director of the International Press Center, said on behalf of the family, that the night of tributes and service of songs would be held on Wednesday.

“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 am.

“The family’s outing service comes up on Sunday August 29, at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral in Lagos at 10am,” he said.

Arogundade stressed that all COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to during the events.