Mr. Bamidele Aturu is one of Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyers and activist.
He 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 a 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.
He died on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at the age of 49.
Aturu, was one of the founding members Democratic Alternative, a political group committed to pursuing deep-rooted democratic principles and holding those in power accountable to the governed.
He was nominated as a member of the ongoing national confab, but he renounced his membership, arguing that the conference was designed to achieve nothing.
He lives and dies for humanity. He will be missed by many especially the masses.
May your soul find rest in peace Amen.