The Senator-elect of Ogun East, Prince Buruji Kashamu has denied being served any extradition letter, describing National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA’s claim as false.
The NDLEA said on Tuesday that it had served Kashamu a notice on for his extradition to the United States of America.
However, explained that a copy of the process was dropped in his counsel’s Lagos office Monday, assuring that it would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The NDLEA, in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju and made available to newsmen disclosed that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation has made a fresh application to the chief judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking Kashamu’s extradition to the US to answer charges on alleged drug trafficking.
Counsel to Kashamu, Ajibola Oluyede, however, warned the NDLEA to stay away from the extradition process, saying that it had no role to play in current proceedings, until a warrant of arrest was issued by the court.
According to him, the agency had no role to play in the extradition proceedings, noting that only the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice could initiate extradition proceedings, after receiving a request by an order directed to the court to take over the matter.
“It is the court that will decide whether a warrant of arrest is necessary. It is the court that will consider all the evidence provided by the United States to see whether it satisfies the onus of proof and that it establishes that the person sough is the person that actually participated in the offence alleged.”