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Kashamu: Obasanjo says he escaped prosecution in U.S. for drug, but surrendered to Grim Reaper

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Endowed with sense of humour, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu, saying in his lifetime he used the law and politics to escape justice on the alleged drug and other criminal offences both in Nigeria and in U.S. but could not negotiate his way out of death.

 

In a letter of condolence to Ogun Gov. Dapo Abiodun, Obasanjo said he, however, received the sad news of his death’’

 

Persecondnews had reported that the 8th National Assembly senator, who represented Ogun East (Ijebu/Remo), died of COVID-19 on Saturday in Lagos at the age of 62.

 

 

According to the Nigerian leader, there is a lesson to learn from the life and history of Kashamu for those still living.

 

“No legal, political, cultural, social or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all decided that the time was up for Kashamu.

 

“I received the sad news of the demise of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) a significant citizen of Ogun State. Please accept my condolence and that of my family on this irreparable loss.

 

“The life and history of the departed have lessons for those of all us on this side of the veil. Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashmu) in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offences in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

 

“But no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of us decides that the time is up,’’ Obasanjo wrote.

 

“May Allah forgive his sin and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

 

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