Former Nigeria president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reacted to the death of Ogun State lawmaker, Buruji Kashamu.
Obasanjo said in a written statement that the late Buruji Kashamu used law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence.
In a condolence message titled ‘Letter of condolence,’ Obasanjo described the Kashamu’s death as sad, saying he was a significant citizen of Ogun state.
The letter reads, “I received the sad news of the demise of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu), a significant citizen of Ogun State. Please accept my condolences and that of my family on this irreparable loss.
“The life and history of the departed have lessons for those of us on this side of the veil. Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) in his lifetime used the manoeuvre of law and politics to escape from facing justice on the alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
“But no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical manoeuver could stop the cold hand of death when the creator of all of us decides that the time is up.
“May Allah forgive his sins and accept his soul into Aljanah, and may God grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
See a copy of the letter below;
Kashamu died from coronavirus complications at the age of 62 on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at the First Cardiology Consultant in Lagos.