Kashamu escaped justice, but couldn’t stop death – Obasanjo mocks

Obasanjo and Kashamu

By Adejoke Adeleye

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said 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 abroad, but could not use the same maneuvering to stop the cold hand of death from snatching him away.

Kashamu died of Coronavirus on Saturday in Lagos at the age of 62.

Obasanjo, in a letter of condolence to the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said he received the sad news of the demise of Kashamu and expressed his sympathy.

He said there is a lesson to learn from the life and history of Kashamu for those still living.

According to Obasanjo, no legal, political, cultural, social or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of decided that the time was up for Kashamu.

I received the sad news of the demise of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu) a significant citizen of Ogun State. Please accept my condolence and that of my family on this irreparable loss.

In his words: “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.”

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  • I see it as an advice to all ,who are living now.we must be careful on our citicism all the time.Nobody is above death.either Obj or anyone of US must one day die .The judgement is of the Lord (God).May the soul of the departed one's, rest in peace with the Lord, until we meet to part no more.

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  • Is it normal for a living person to talk ill about a person who just died and his people are still mourning him in Yoruba cultural practice? According to Markham (1852 - 1940):
    "Whatever you throw at any other person will find its way into your own life."
    Is it even culturally right to abuse a person who just died and his people are still mourning?
    All living human beings have their overt and covert enemies but it is rare to talk ill about a dead person, even a mortal enemy while his people are still mourning.

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  • Was it not read in literatures that the 'evil that men do, lives after them'?. It's high time we stopped sweeping under the carpet grievous atrocities committed by some of us while in power and which indeed affect our collective existence but which sentiment and 'fear' of 'who is next' would not allow us address. Kasamu is gone, a bit early though and quite unfortunate, may his 'gentle' soul rest in peace, but let's allow people who knew how he back stabbed his Country while given the opportunity. It wouldn't be to mock him, but rather to serve two main purpose: 1. Whatever you sow, you shall reap. 2. To serve as deterrent to others.

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  • This Obasanjo man is idiotic. His statement is unnecessary at this time. The statement said more about him, than the late kasamu. He's an unforgiven old man; and an accidental statesman, who will be shamed in the end.

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    • You are right, Mr Sewoniku. God also in The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran say that alive men must pray for deads not criticize them after death. That man commits sins with his statement. May God forgive his foolishness. May Kashamu Buruji soul rest in peace despite Obasanjo's error.

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    • Read the article once again with a free mind, u will understand what OBJ meant, he never mocked the dead.

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  • This is a very reckless statement from OBJ. Did Kashamu ever say he could stop death. Can OBJ stop death? Neither a sinner nor a saint can stop death. Why mock the dead? Someone who has finished his race to meet his Maker and account for his life on earth. Our knowledge of the finality of death should make us sober and reflective of the fact that we should take stock of our life and make amends where necessary. The crime committed was not personal against OBJ so what interest of his was affect that makes him see this as an opportunity to make the dead. OBJ will one day face the same fate as Kashamu; will he be able to stop death on that day because he’s a saint and not a fugitive criminal live Kashamu. In this OBJ didn’t act his age and wisdom if he ever had one.

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    • You Obasanjo you do not speak like a sensible man to start with. how did you make your Money? Was it not by robbing from Nigerian people?.When late Fela was singing about you, nobody knew what he was saying was all truth.
      All of you are there doing nothing to change Nigerian condition. no steady light, no job, nothing, Government enter and go. No changes.

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    • Thanks a lot for your comment. OBJ isn't a saint he seems to believe on himself. Maybe he could at his death time, stop it. If no, baba shut up.

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    • I don't think you read the article with open mind. I will advise you to read the article again... Thank you .

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