Hundreds of people defied COVID-19 regulations to attend the burial of late Senator Buruji Kashamu who died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday.
The late Senator died at the first Cardiology Consultant Hospital and was buried on Sunday at his hometown of Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North local government area of Ogun State.
Buruji Kashamu was buried according to Islamic rites, amid hundreds of mourners who thronged his residence to confirm if their benefactor was really dead.
Said to be a philanthropist who was well loved by his people, the mourners rushed to the body and carried it to the grave in defiance of security agents who tried to enforce health restrictions.
His wife Susan Kashamu and three children wept uncontrollably as his body was lowered into the grave.
The Grand Mufti of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, Sheik Mikail Rufia led the Janazah prayer and described death as the inevitable end of all living things.
He described Buruji Kashamu as a generous politician who valued the welfare of his people above all others.
Rufia prayed for the soul of the deceased and as well as the safety and sustenance of his loved ones.
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The burial was also attended by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, Senator Lekan Mustapha (Ogun East), Senator Gbenga Kaka and Segun Adesegun (both former deputy governors), and Abiodun Balogun (Commissioner for Environment), Dr. Ruben Abati, and the state Assembly Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.