By Osahon Osahon
Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of the late erudite lawyer and human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, is dead.
He died on Wednesday at the age of 50, after allegedly complaining of having difficulty in breathing.
Mohammed studied law from the Buckingham University, England and was called to Nigerian bar in 1998.
Though he managed the law firm left by his father, he has been unable to practise law the way his father had hoped.
He had a terrible accident in Lagos in 2003, which affected his spinal cord and confined him to the wheel chair.
The younger Fawehinmi said in an interview in 2018, that the accident affected his life in many ways.
“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 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,” he was quoted to have said.
Mohammed Fawehinmi remained unmarried till his death.