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Bamidele Aturu: Activists Hope For Survival Of Activist, But Too Late by TundeCole(m): 8:41pm On Jul 09, 2014
The human rights community this evening hope for the survival of one of Nigeria’s most outstanding stormy icons, Mr Bamidele Aturu. A lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Aturu was rushed to the hospital this evening following a shock. ‘He was taken to the hospital. He is in a critical condition and we can only pray for his survival’, a family source told IrohinOodua. One activist said by 5pm this evening, Aturu was in a ‘dead’ coma and could only hope for a miraculous escape from the cold claws of death.

Sources told IrohinOodua that the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God, Baba Adejare Adeboye in the midst of the crisis later this evening had sent the ‘Mantle and Annointing Oil’ to Aturu on the sick bed. Aturu, who few years ago had a full circle turn around from an atheist to a Pastor in the RCCG, distinguished himself as a radical pastor who stood by the people and continued his crusade for the poor and the vulnerable in a country wrecked by corrupt and inept leadership, with daring consequences on public health of which Aturu seemed to have now become another painful victim.

Many activists broke down in tears at in Lagos and Abuja this evening when the news of Aturu’s demise was passed on to them. Aturu became an instant national hero in 1987 when as a Youth Corper, he rejected a National Award bestowed on him by the regime of Ibrahim Babangida. He was later denied a job placement across the country. He decided to go back to school to read law. He graduated in high grades from the Obafemi Awolowo University where he met his Christian and dedicated wife, Bimpe. Aturu’s home town is Ogbagi, in the present Ondo State. His parents live till date in Akure, the capital of Ondo State
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