For those who have come in contact with Senator Buruji Kashamu, would attest to the fact that; his milk of kindness, philanthropic gestures and his spending power is second to non. Take a trip round the Ijebu Axis of Ogun state and ask about him, the grassroot politician popularly called ‘OmoIlu’ is well loved by sundry of people.
The Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial flagbearer at the 2019 general elections is not having the best of time lately. His long battle with his extradition to the United States of America (U.S.A) for drug related offence, we gather is giving the businessman sleepless night. Currently fighting tooth and nail to void his extradition to the United States, Buruji has approached several court to set aside his extradition. Until recently, the only lifeline he has, is a supreme court judgement that would either void his extradition or uphold the verdict of the lower court.
His travails started years back when the United States of America, allegedly indicted Buruji to have committed drug related offence. Buruji on the other hand, denied committing the said offence, claiming that it’s a mistaken identity that the said person is dead. Not until recently, after several years of silence on the case, the case was revisited and will get a supreme court judgement on Febuary 27, 2020.
According to sources; the Western Lotto boss is currently losing sleep. He has dropped weight drastically. “If you see the way Senator is running from pillar to post over the judgement, you would pity him. He no longer sleep well. To eat this days is a big issue for him. The case is giving him sleepless nights. We are praying the outcome case favours him this time. The outcome of this case would either make or mar him for life.”
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As if that was not enough, a Civil Society Organisation named ‘Centre Against Injustice And Domestic Violence’ (CAIDV) led by Comrade Gbenga Soloki, has also added to Kashamu’s problem. The group recently petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation, seeking prosecution of Kashamu over various footage going viral on social media, where Kashamu was recorded spraying bundles of Naira notes on a popular musician at a public function. The group condemned his display of vulgar opulence by calling on security operatives to arrest and prosecute the Ogun State-born politician.
Another source added that; “After he loss his gubernatorial election, have warned him to keep quiet and recoil back into his shell but he won’t listen. His Lottery businesss Western Lotto, is currently on the verge of being sanctioned by the lottery monitoring board.
He alleged Premier Lotto of tax fraud and short changing amount of tax the company is supposed to remit into the Government coffers. He is also being questioned on where, he got the figures he quoted in his petition.
He might also be sanctioned of not channeling his grievance through the right channel. With his current extradiction case, business sanction and petition by CAIDV, Senator Buruji is going through hardtimes. He really needs our prayers and support.”