19th August, 2021
The family of Mohammed Fawehinmi, Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s first son, has finally released the cause of his death.
Saheed Fawehinmi, his younger brother said Mohammed succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.
The family had insisted on autopsy before his burial now scheduled for 27 August.
“The family could not immediately disclose the cause of our brother’s death because we wanted the information to be based on factual medical details especially as maybe contained in the death certificate.
“Today however, we are in a position to inform you that our dear brother died from COVID-19 related complications,” Saheed, who is based in the U.S. said today.
Mohammed had complained of breathing problems on 11 August, the day he died.
He was taken to the hospital, where he gave up. He was 52 years old.
“Arising from this, we want to urge all Nigerians to take necessary precautions to avoid being infected by the deadly disease”, Saheed told the news conference..
“The public should ensure wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitising, hand washing with soap and maintaining social distancing amidst crowd,” he said.
Fawehinmi’s burial on 27 August in Ondo, will be preceded with a night of tributes and songs on 25 August.
The ceremony would hold on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Archbishop Vining Cathedral in Ikeja, from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.