Kashamu remains holed up in Lagos home, as NDLEA maintains siege


Businessman and Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, failed to appear in court on Monday in the suit opposing the alleged plot to abduct him and extradite him to the United States to face a contentious drug-related charges.

Kashamu has locked himself up in his Lekki Phase 1, Lagos mansion since Saturday when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA stormed his house to arrest him to fulfill a request by the US government for the extradition of the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain to face charges in connection with a 1994 drug case.

The NDLEA, in a statement on Monday by its Head, Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the house of the businessman and politician, who recently won an election to the Senate to represent Ogun East, had been condoned off until his appearance in court.

Ofoyeju said, “The agency is working hard to ensure that he submits himself to the due process of the law. His house remains cordoned off by anti-narcotic officers pending his appearance in court.

“The extradition move by the NDLEA for Kashamu to answer drug trafficking charges is legal. The agency has not violated his rights and will continue to work within the confines of the law. He has been assured that due process of the law shall be adhered to at every stage.

“NDLEA is the appropriate government agency to implement his extradition request and will diligently pursue the processes to a logical conclusion.

“It is expected that Kashamu will willingly submit himself to the laws of the country under which he seeks to serve as a Senator,” the statement said.

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