Mohammed Fawehinmi had agile spirit despite broken body – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the family of the late lawyer and activist Gani Fawehinmi to take heart following the death of Mohammed Fawehinmi.

The younger Fawehinmi died on Wednesday in Lagos after a brief illness. He was aged 52.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari particularly urged mother of the deceased Ganiat Fawehinmi to take solace in God.

“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family of the late irrepressible lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, over the death of their son, Mohammed.

“The President condoles with Ganiat, mother of the deceased, and the entire family, urging them to find comfort in God, who gives and takes, and to draw consolation in the fact that the departed robustly fought a debilitating condition, which confined him to the wheelchair for many years,” the statement read.

It further quoted the president as saying: “His body may have been broken, but his spirit was virile, agile, and he kept the flag of the family flying, doing justice to the memory of his late father.”

While praying for the repose of the soul of the departed, the president urged strength for all those who mourn Mohammed.