Dr. Bekolari Ransome-Kuti died on 10 February 2006. He was a medical doctor known for his work as a human rights activist.
Dr. Beko was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria and attended Abeokuta Grammar School, Coventry Technical College, and Manchester University, where he became a medical doctor.
Beckolari Ransome-Kuti helped to form Nigeria's first human rights organization, the Campaign for Democracy, which in 1993 opposed the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha.
He was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International and freed in 1998 following the death of Sani Abacha.
After Dr. Bekolari’s death in 2006, the state government honoured him with a statue in 2010.