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Mohammed Fawehinmi to be buried only after an autopsy has been conducted

Late Mohammed Fawehinmi‘s family have said he will be buried only after an autopsy has been conducted.

This was confirmed by Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, the eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi.


Fawehinmi-Biobaku spoke on behalf of the family and made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday.

Mohammed, the eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died on Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52.

Fawehinmi-Biobaku said the family could not preempt the cause of his death until the release of the autopsy result.

She added that the deceased would be buried once the family concluded necessary arrangements.

Fawehinmi-Biobaku added that the family was also waiting for the younger brother of the deceased, Mr Saheed Fawehinmi, from the United States.

She said the family, though still saddened and in shock, would announce his funeral arrangements in due course.

“This is after consultations with all relevant stakeholders, both in the country and outside the country,” she said.

Mohammed was said to have complained of breathing difficulties and was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

He had a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1998.

The deceased was the Chairman of Nigerian Weekly Law Reports before his demise.

In 2003, he had an accident in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord, confining him to a wheelchair.