NDLEA arrests Buruji Kashamu, set to extradite him


The embattled Senator-elect in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) which stormed his Lagos residence Saturday morning.

An aide to the Peoples Democratic, PDP stalwart who is currently within Kashamu’s residence confirmed to our correspondent that the NDLEA officials were able to break into his well fortified apartment, warding off initial resistance.

“As I am talking to you, He(Buruji Kashamu) has been arrested, although the officials are still within the residence,” said the aide.

The drug law enforcement agency is said to be set to extradite the Ogun State born politician to the United States of America to answer drug related accusations proffered against him.

The arrest is in connection with plans to extradite the Ogun State born politican to the United States of America to answer drug related accusations proffered against him.

Kashamu had dragged the inspector-general of police and 11 others before a Federal High court sitting in Lagos, asking it to enforce his fundamental human right to freedom of movement.

Other respondents in the fundamental rights suit are: Chairman, Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), director general, Department of State Security (DSS), The Interpol, National Central Bureau (NCB) and attorney-general of the federation (AGF).

Others include: The clerk of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, The National Security Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Nigeria Custom Services, the Nigeria Immigration Service, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The politician is specifically urging the court for an order restraining the defendants and their agents from arresting, detaining, or otherwise effecting his abduction upon spurious allegations.

He is also seeking an order directing the clerk of the National Assembly to accord him every facility and privilege due to him as a senator-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Kashamu further wants a declaration that arrangements being made by the defendants in collusion with United States of America security operatives in West Africa and his political opponents led by General Olusegun Obasanjo to abduct him, and forcibly transport him to USA on the basis of allegations which had been the subject of investigation by Interpol and litigation in a competent court in the United Kingdom concerning him from which he had been exonerated are illegal, unlawful, ultra vires and constitute breach of his fundamental Rights to freedom of movement as enshrined in section 41 of constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

However, the court is yet to grant his prayer before the latest development.

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