Popular Nigerian lawyer, Bamidele Francis Aturu, was buried yesterday, July 25, in his country-home of Ogbagi Akoko, Ondo State.
Mr. Aturu’s remains were laid in state briefly at Ajatu High School in Ogbagi Akoko, with his professional colleagues, fans and family extolling his life and work. A lot of worm words were said, Mr. Aturu was presented as a deeply principled lawyer.
In his sermon, Pastor Bamidele Olotu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), reminded all mourners that death was certain for all humans, regardless of how mighty or low they were on earth.
“Mr. Aturu had gone from the sinful world, but that the late lawyer’s legacy would be cherished by many,” Pastor Olotu said.
Quoting from Psalm 90 verses 10-12, the cleric lamented how many human beings struggle on earth without knowing how short they would live. He urged believers to prepare for eternity, and to eschew ungodly acts.
“Death is certain for everyone. That is why we must all be prepared to meet God. It is our greatest joy that Bamidele Francis Aturu knew God when he was alive,” said the pastor.
After the sermon, prayers were said for peace and love within the late lawyer’s family.
Those who witnessed the burial were his London-based younger sister, Iyabo Aturu, residents of Mr. Aturu’s hometown, human rights activists, lawyers, federal and state government officials, actors and other entertainers, including popular Yoruba comedian, Babatunde Omidina (aka Baba Suwe), and academics from state and federal universities.