Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu Dies Of Covid-19 Complications - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

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The former senator representing Ijebu East in Ogun state, Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu has been confirmed dead of Coronavirus complications.


According to the twitter page of Senator Ben Bruce who commiserated with the former senator expressing how he will miss him.


I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.

The late politician represented Ogun east in the eighth senate but had a brush with the law over allegations of drug dealing while he was in the US. In 2015, there was a stand-off at his residence after operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) attempted to arrest him for extradition to the US. He challenged the attempt to extradite him in court until his death. He was 62 years old.

Kashamu is the latest casualty in the growing list of prominent figures killed by COVID-19.

Abba Kyari, former chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, and Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo, all died of COVID-19 complications.