By Ikechukwu Patrick (Lagos)
Barr Mohammed Fawehinmi, the first child of the late legal luminary and human rights Activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, is dead.
Though details of the cause of his death are still sketchy, report reaching us has it that Mohammed died on Wednesday in an undisclosed hospital after complaining of difficulty in breathing.
He was 52.
Mohammed was a graduate of Business Administration at the University of Lagos. He also obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England; was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998; and has put in over 20 years in law practice.
Mohammed, in Bar event recently.
Until his death, he was the Head, Mohammed Fawehinmi’s Chambers; Director, Nigerian Law Publications Limited; Director, Books Industries Nigeria Limited, and Director, Gani Fawehinmi Library & Gallery Limited.
It could be recalled that in 2003, Mohammed had a terrible accident in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair.
The accident also changed his life, the way he never envisaged hence he was unmarried before his death., as he was quoted to have said in an interview in 2018,
“I just felt that I shouldn’t bother any woman with my condition. I didn’t want anybody to marry me out of pity. Even though I always have females around me, it is not every woman that can stay with a person with a disability of my kind.
“Most of the women I have met in recent times are not the ones that can stay with a man, they are the type who would want to attend parties and keep all sorts of friends instead of looking after me. Of course, a few have come close to what I want but the temperament is nothing to write home about”.