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The exit of Mohammed Fawehinmi



Sir: The news of the demise of Mohammed Fawehinmi came on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 like a thunderbolt.

Mohammed was the first child of the Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN). He first read and graduated in Business Administration before reading Law and becoming a lawyer. He was a sportsman. In actual fact, he was a sprinter. I recalled that in the late eighties, his dad was preparing him to participate in the Olympics. Unfortunately, he got involved in a motor accident which marked a turning point in his life as he became confined to a wheelchair. Though immobilised, his socio-politico-economic mentalisation remained one that could be said to be of high level attitude status.  He did not allow his precarious condition to dampen his spirit. He remained active politically and professionally.

Mohammed had a friendly and charming character. He was highly respectful and humble. As a legal practitioner, he was brilliant and innovative. As a political activist, he was moderate. He has played his part in this planet and the Lord who called him home at this time knows best. No man chooses the time of his exit from this planet. May the heavens receive his soul in peace. I commiserate with the Fawehinmi family as well as the Gani Fawehinmi Chambers Alumni of which Mohammed was a member.

Tayo Oyetibo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).


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