Lawyers and human rights activists yesterday eulogised the late Gani Fawehinmi for championing the cause of the masses even at the risk of losing his life.
They spoke at the unveiling of a 44-feet statue in honour of Fawehinmi (SAN) at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota by the Lagos State Government to mark his 8th posthumous birthday.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode, Femi Falana, Ebun Adegboruwa to Issa Aremu, Ayodele Akele, Joe Odumakin and his son, Mohammed Fawehinmi all paid glowing tributes to Fawehinmi, who went the extra mile to fight for justice and equity for the common man.
Ambode said: “Fawehinmi loomed large in the minds of people, especially the underprivileged and vulnerable masses for whom he was ready to lay down his life.“In the Law courts where he fought many battles, he was revered as a titan. Also, his acts of philanthropy were borderless. He remains a hero and role model to many till date.”