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Human Rights Lawyer, Bamidele Aturu Dies At 49

Human rights lawyer, Bamidele Aturu is dead. He died at the age of 49 today (Wednesday). He died at about 4.00pm at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Lagos, Nigeria where doctors confirmed him dead after he was rushed from him home to the hospital.

Aturu was billed to travel to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for a court case today and was hale and hearty.

Lagos Lawyer, Babatunde Aturu

Lagos Lawyer, Babatunde Aturu

It was gathered that lawyers under his chamber had gone to the airport to get ready his ticket for the journey as he was still at home at that time.

African Examiner gathered that Aturu suddenly complaint of weakness and was rushed to LASUTH, but he died before he got to the hospital as the doctors only confirmed him dead on arrival.

He was suspected to have died of heart attack and low blood pressure, a top source told our correspondent.

Close ally to Aturu, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, an activist, confirmed his death and was too shock to speak.

“He was rushed to the hospital and Ebun Adegoruwa was with him till he died. He didn’t reach the hospital before he died. The doctors just pronounced him dead on arrival at the hospital,” she told our correspondent.

Odumakin said he had been praying for him when she heard that he was being rushed to the hospital, only for her to be told that he died before arriving the hospital.

Aturu has been a champion of the advocate for the masses. He was at the forefront in the battle for the actualisation of the June 12, 1993 election won by the late Moshood Abiola.

He was a former Convener of the United Action for Democracy (UAD) where he served with distinction. Aturu was also instrumental for the founding of the Campaign for Democracy (CD) where he championed the course of the masses.







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