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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Nigerian human rights lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, dies at 49

One of Nigeria’s leading human rights lawyers, Bamidele Aturu, has died. He died today Wednesday July 9th at a Lagos hospital where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment.

Late Bamidele Aturu came to prominence as a fighter against power abuses when, as a member of the National Youth Service Corps, he refused to shake the hand of the then military administrator of Niger State, Col. Lawan Gwadabe, in 1988 during his NYSC passing out parade declaring that the military had caused great harm to the democratic aspirations of Nigerians.

Mr Aturu studied law at the University of Ife, and devoted much of his legal practice to representing the oppressed and marginalized people in the society. He was quite for his criticism of government's policies. He was 49. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP sir #gay anonymous#

Anyikwa chinonso said...

Chai... RIp, may his soul rest in peace..
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ANYA IKENGA said...

May his Soul RIP

TeeDayo said...

so young.RIP

okiezman said...

Rest in peace
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Amarachukwu. said...

Rest in peace sir...

ary said...

May he rest in peace.

Amarachukwu. said...

Rest in peace sir...

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Okoro said...

May his soul rest in peace..amen!!

Milez said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

May his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

RIP. Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

RIP.i had the feeling he would die when that other lawyer was killed.

Bosslady said...

Rest in peace....

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Chioma_kairo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Haha! Died just like that? We will always missed you my learned brother. Good night Egbon!!

Anonymous said...

Ejay may his soul rest in peace. I m' out

Unknown said...

Ehyaa, good 1s don't last long...so sad. RIP

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May his soul R.I.P....
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comfort said...

RIP

Deguvnor said...

May God rest his soul. A great man indeed has left us.

Unknown said...

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.. AMEN.
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Anonymous said...

RIP sir.He payd for my GCE 2yrs ago.God bless nd keep your family.I love you sir..

Anonymous said...

Rip great hero
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Anonymous said...

R.I.P
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DOBY DOBY said...

May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

may his soul rest in pease.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! It saddens my heart! Sir RIP nigerians will sure miss your goodwill. Slyvanusaustinearinze@gmail.com



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Olubukola Ozone said...

Ehya... rIP man

Anonymous said...

Dele na wah o! This is just too soon o. What can I say, every being that has beginning has an end.

Anonymous said...

The down-trodden Nigerian masses have lost another great defender of their rights. RIP!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P papi. Jopeyemi@gmail.com

IBK said...

RIP Senior Colleague

jbankzE said...

I hup he wasn't poisond or killd by any politican?anyways RIP nd God protect his family

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Alagbado-ode said...

Painful at such a tender age. Pls RIP as u keep living forever in d so many hearts you've positively touched in d course of ur short stay. It's not how long but how well- Adieu, d people's lawyer!

Anonymous said...

Missed or miss? And you are a lawyer? SMH for Nigeria. May his soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

Rip

DONT CLICK ME said...

RIP Bamidedele.

Anonymous said...

Rip
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Uche George said...

God's gift to humanity...Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

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Dee Tee said...


... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. there's God oooo. no commets

amk said...

rip

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace sir

Anonymous said...

why do the good ones dies and the evil ones are still alive especially in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

why do the good ones dies and the evil ones are still alive especially in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

why do the good ones dies and the evil ones are still alive especially in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Amen

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mystic Sun said...

RIP Bamidele..I remain speechless for this monumetious loss to the legal profession n Nigeria at large
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Anonymous said...

I so much like this man, RIP

Anonymous said...

Another activist??? RIP
#PICCANTO#

APPLE said...

R.I.P What a waste!

Unknown said...

Omg! He was in my sch about 3 months ago. He was a brilliant man with a good heart, a philanthropist, and a radical human rights lawyer. He'll be greatly missed. Rip sir

ColdFlame said...

For me it's a sad sad day. Never met the man but his take on topical issues over time has unquestionably endeared him to many not the least myself. A monumental loss to the downtrodden and Nigeria at large.

Anonymous said...

RIP my legal luminary

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Well,what can i say about the most kind and loving man,'Godsent' to the commoners.He was someone who touched many lifes especially mine.He gave everything he had to receive nothing in exchange,ask the okada riders on Lagos road,ask a female lawyer that the government wanted to oppress over her property,and also ask those that he paid their tuition.Those ones that are saying rubbish out of their dirty and empty brains about him surely need psychiatric attention.Barrister Bamidele Francis Aturu,my hero. He was always there just in time to give an helping hand,talk about finances,moral support and some other and of course the legal services without being particular about returns.He never for once requested for anything,we were together at Lagos Airport Hotel for his book launch with the likes of Prof Itsey Sagay,Barrister Femi Falana and others in the first week in december 2013 and of course he delivered.I could also remember vividly how he dealt with Governor Fayose at a conference in Osun state in 2003 or so,this man was a courageous soldier with ammunition he fought the battle to a reasonable conclusion.I will miss you,i will miss your word of encouragement,especially how you stood by me during my dad's demise.Adieu my mentor......

Anonymous said...

He was a great man. He achieved a lot in his relatively young age. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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