The sudden death Wednesday of Mohammed Fawehinmi, the eldest son of late legal icon and rights campaigner, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) has started drawing reactions from fellow activists.
Senior lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, expressed sadness over Mohammmed’s death, just like Alex Omotehinse, who described Mohammed’s transition a terrible loss.
Mohammed died on Wednesday in Lagos at the age of 50.
It was gathered he complained of breathing difficulties and was taken to a hospital where he died.
Ajulo described him as a comrade and brother who would be missed.
He said that Mohammed stayed on course until death.
Ajulo prayed God to give succour to Mohammed’s family.
Omotehinse, National President Centre for Human and Socioeconomic Rights, said the news hit him like a rude shock.
“The fact remains that among the children of the late legal icon, Mohammed was the only one who identified with us and remained with us, despite the challenges he faced.
“Mohammed stood with us in the struggle to defend the masses.
“Now that he has again dropped the baton, a very big vacuum has been created,” he said.
According to him, the death of Mohammed Fawehinmi, implies that Gani Fawehinmi’s household may be finally missed in the activism circle.
“It is only Mohammed that carried the mantle, despite his health challenges.
“When some of us see him, we believe Gani was still alive, because he was bold, spoke like his father, he was courageous and never looked at his challenges.
The rights activist recalled how civil society groups, alongside Mohammed, attended the burial of late Mr Yinka Odumakin, another activist, who died recently.
He added that the late younger Fawehinmi, also joined them recently, during a courtesy visit to the residence of another late activist, Mr Innocent Chukwuma .
Omotehinse said the death was a huge loss and very sad one, praying God to console the late Mohammed’s mother and family.
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