Saturday September 19, 2020 7:51 PM

Just in: Frontline politician, Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead

Ex-Senator representing Ogun-East Senatorial District Buruji Kashamu, is dead.

He gave up the ghost at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos.

It was gathered that he had been on a life support machine for weeks at the hospital after slipping into a coma following Coronavirus complications.

“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,” Ben Murray-Bruce, a former senator, posted on Twitter.

Recall that late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was treated for Coronavirus at the same hospital until he died in April.

Also, former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, and lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Adebayo Osinowo, both died at the hospital in June.

The hospital is a top choice among wealthy Nigerians seeking cardiovascular treatment and has been in operation since 2008.

It had handled a handful of Coronavirus patients among Nigerian politicians and elites in recent times.

More to come.

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