The death has been announced of Senator Buruji Kashamu by Covid-19 complications, aged 62.
He represented Ijebu East Senatorial District and was gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections.
He was also alleged to be a drug baron who had a long running battle against repatriation by Nigeria to the United States to answer charges related to money laundering and drug offences.
He was also a businessman with interests in many sectors of the economy before his death.
Mourning Buruji’s death on Saturday was Senator Ben Murray Bruce who wrote thusly on his Facebook account:
“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.”