Popular Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has expressed sadness over the death of Mohammed Fawehinmi, the son of late human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi.
In a statement on Thursday, Falana appreciated the late Mohammed for being committed to fighting for the human rights of Nigerians.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria added that notwithstanding his physical challenge, Mohammed was ever prepared to join other patriots in confronting the forces of oppression and exploitation.
Falana, however, extended his heartfelt condolences to his mother, siblings and the entire Fawehinmi family over the death of the lawyer.
He said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the untimely death of Mohammed Fawehinmi. As we mourn his passing we extend our heartfelt condolences to his mother, siblings and the entire Fawehinmi family.
“Mohammed was born in February 1969 while his father, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN was held in illegal custody in Kaduna under the state security (detention of persons) Decree No 24 of 1967.
“Mohammed later trained as a lawyer and was already in legal practice when he had a lone accident in Lagos in September 2003.
“Unfortunately, the injury sustained by him in the accident confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Notwithstanding his physical challenge, Mohammed was ever prepared to join other patriots in confronting the forces of oppression and exploitation.
“In spite of the challenge of insecurity, poverty and underdevelopment plaguing the nation Mohammed strongly believed that a new Nigeria was possible.
“As a chip off the old block, Mohammed was courageous, dedicated, knowledgeable and committed to the liberation of the Nigerian people from the shackle of injustice in all its ramifications.
“Mohammed will be surely missed for his unwavering commitment to the struggle for a united, just and prosperous Nigeria.
“We pray that the condolences of the Nigerian people will bring comfort to the Fawehinmi family and ease the pain of the great loss.”