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Obasanjo Attacks Man Who Inspired TV Series ‘Orange Is The New Black’, Buruji Kashamu Even In Death

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Obasanjo Attacks Man Who Inspired TV Series ‘Orange Is The New Black’, Buruji Kashamu Even In Death

 

As against the Yoruba tradition of ”not speaking evil of the dead” as a sign of honour, former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo in a condolence letter addressed to the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, said Senator Esho Jinodu popularly known as Buruji Kashamu escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

Kashamu was said to have succumbed to death on Saturday due to complications of COVID-19 complications, as announced by a former colleague, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce.

 

In a statement signed by Obasanjo himself, he  said while Kashamu’s death was “sad”, his life and history left “lessons for those of us on this side of the veil.”

“Senator 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,” Obasanjo said.

 

“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.”

Before his death, Senator Kashamu was engaged in a long, legal battle against the federal government over extradition to the US to face alleged drug trafficking charges.

 

Some of the atrocities he committed in the US inspired a TV series “Orange Is The New Black”. Buruji was relatively unknown in 2003 until he returned from Britain despite a US extradition order to become a major financier of the Peoples Democratic Party. 

 

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