Burial date for Mohammed Fawehinmi announced

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Mohammed Fawehinmi

By Oluwatope Lawanson

Late Mohammed Fawehinmi, eldest son of Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), will be laid to rest on Aug. 27, in Ondo State, a family source said.

Mr Lanre Arogundade, former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos chapter and close associate of the family, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

Mohammed’s burial was delayed, over plans by the family to conclude autopsy.

He died on 11 August, after a brief illness at the age of 52.

Arogundade, Director of the International Press Center, said on behalf of the family, that the Night of tributes and service of songs, would be held on Wednesday,.

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“The family has concluded arrangements to hold the service of songs at the Vining Hall, Adetiloye House, Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Road, GRA, Ikeja from 4 p.m.

“Interment will be on Friday, Aug. 27, at late Gani Fawehinmi’s Compound in Oka, Ore Road, Ondo, in Ondo state at 9 a. m.

” The family’s outing service comes up on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral in Lagos at 10 a. m,” he said.

Arogundade stressed that all COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to, for all the events.

NAN also reports that late Mohammed Fawehinmi had a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to Nigerian bar in 1998.

In 2003, he was involved in a sole auto crash in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord and confined him to the wheel chair

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