Former military and civilian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday wrote a controversial condolence letter to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu, a politician and businessman, who until his death was wanted by the United States Department of Justice over alleged drug trafficking and money laundering.
Obasanjo, who maintained a bitter and deep grudge against the deceased Senator, who died today from COVID-19 complications at the highbrow First Consultants hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, said in his letter that while Kashamu’s death was “sad”, “the life and history of the departed have lessons for those of all us on this side of the veil.”
“Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence 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.
“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.”
THEWILL reports that Senator Kashamu had engaged the United States and the Nigeria government in a protracted legal battle against his extradition to Chicago to face the U.S. justice system.