The family of the late Mohammed Fawehinmi said the deceased died of complications from COVID-19 infection.
Mohammed’s younger brother, Saheed Fawehinmi disclosed this during a news briefing at his residence, Fani-Kayode Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos State, yesterday.
Saheed said the family did not want to speculate about the cause of Mohammed’s demise and fact has emerged that it was caused by the pandemic.
“Today, however, we are in a position to inform you that our dear brother died from COVID-19-related complications.
“Arising from this, we want to urge all Nigerians to take necessary precautions to avoid being infected by the deadly disease, including, but not limited to taking the required doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
“The public should ensure wearing of face masks, regular hand sanitising, hand washing with soap and maintaining social distancing amidst crowd,” he said.
He urged the government to step up public enlightenment on the deadly disease so that many Nigerians, especially those whose immune systems could easily be compromised because of underlying illnesses, could be more careful.
Mohammed, eldest son of the late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, during a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52.