Akeredolu, others lament death of Muhammed, Gani Fawehinmi’s Son

Muhammed Fawehinmi is a graduate of Business Administration of the University of Lagos in 1991.

He obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1998.

He has had over 20 years experience in the practice of law.

Press Statement

Akeredolu Mourns Mohammed Fawehinmi, Says it is a huge loss to Ondo State

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, received the news of the death of Mohammed Fawehinmi, the first son of the late legal luminary and human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, with grief and disbelief.

Governor Akeredolu describes Fawehinmi’s death as a big blow to the Sunshine State, the legal profession and the civil society movement in the country.

“Undoubtedly, this is a personal loss not just to our state, but also to myself. As a learned colleague, Mohammed Fawehinmi was a great lawyer. He was a voice for so many people. He was committed to a just and fair society.

“Truly, MO’s urbane character was alluring. He may not have been seen by all, but to those who had reasons to relate and work closely with him, he represented strong voice and character, compassion and strength.

“MO carved a niche for himself, despite his father’s fame and records; he walked his path and allowed the trajectory of life to mould him for inexorable service to his fatherland. He was a dependable, dogged fighter.

Governor Akeredolu, while commiserating with the people of the state, particularly, Ondo Kingdom, says Fawehinmi will be sorely missed by many.

“I most importantly commiserate with the immediate family as well as friends and associates of the departed learned brother over this shocking development. May God grant us all the strength to bear this loss. May MO find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord.”

Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.

August 12, 2021.


Dr Kayode Ajulo, a lawyer and human rights activist has lamented the death of Mohammed Fawehinmi, eldest  son of Late legal icon, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN).

Mohammed Fawehinmi, a lawyer died on Wednesday in Lagos at the age of 52 after a brief illness.

Ajulo said that late Fawehinmi’s son stayed on course till he breathed his last.

Ajulo described the late Fawehinmi as “a comrade and brother” who will be missed.

He prayed God to grant succour to the family he left behind.

Late Fawehinmi reported died on Wednesday after complaining of breathing difficulties.

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

In 2003, he had a terrible accident in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord and confined him to the wheel chair.

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