The family of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights lawyer, says  his first son Mohammed, died of COVID-19 complications.

Mohammed, who was 52 years old, died last week.

Saheed Fawehinmi, brother of the deceased, revealed the cause of Mohammed’s death at a media briefing in Lagos on Thursday.

“The family could not immediately disclose the cause of our brother’s death because we wanted the information to be based on factual medical details especially as maybe contained in the death certificate,” he said.

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“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.”

Mohammed, a graduate of business administration from the University of Lagos, also obtained a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998.

He has practised law for over 20 years and until his death.