Keyamo, others mourn Gani Fawehinmi’s son

Mohammed Fawehinmi

Minister of state for labour and employment Festus Keyamo has taken to social media to mourn Mohammed, the first child of the late activist Gani Fawehinmi.

Mohammed, 52, died in Lagos on Wednesday after a brief illness.

In a post on social media, Mr Keyamo (SAN) described Mohammed as “energetic and very intellectually alert”.

“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,” he wrote.

Publisher Omoyele Sowore wrote, “We lost brother Mohammed Fawehinmi this evening! Sad! Rest in Power!”

In a statement, lawyer and human rights activist Kayode Ajulo, described the late Mohammed as someone who stayed on course to the end.

He said Mohammed, “a comrade and a brother” would be missed.

“The late Gani Fawehinmi son, Mohammed dies.. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace . Amen,” Joe Igbokwe stated also on Facebook.

Bukoladeremi Ladigbolu described the deceased as a “pleasant guy” and prayed to God to comfort the Fawehinmi family.

Mohammed had a terrible accident in 2003 in Lagos which affected his spinal cord. He was the head, Mohammed Fawehinmi’s Chambers.