UPDATE: Buruji placed under house arrest


The embattled Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Ogun State and Senator-elect, Kashamu Buruji has been placed under house arrest by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

The NDLEA officials which stormed Kashamu’s Lagos home in the early hours of Saturday made frantic efforts to gain entrance into his fortress but was not allowed to effect the arrest following the inability of the officials to produce a warrant of arrest.

After several hours of frantic efforts to forcefully arrest him, the officials finally agreed to place the senator-elect under house arrest until Monday when they would be able to approach the court to secure the legal document.

Austin Oniyokor, Buruji’s media aide told our correspondent that his principal will also be approaching the court by Monday to get an injunction restraining the NDLEA officials from arresting him.

Meanwhile, a statement by Oniyokor stated that the latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality.

“As a matter of fact, the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment is delivered on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

“We have confirmed that they do not have a warrant of arrest, just as the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has said that it did not give any order to carry out this illegality.

“We have confirmed that this illegality is being designed and executed by Chief Bode George whose wife is the Director General of the NDLEA, all in a bid to score cheap political points.

“We urge all well meaning Nigerians to prevail on NDLEA, Chief George and his wife to toe the path of the rule of law and follow due process. Nigeria is not a Banana republic! The United States(US) being the bastion of democracy, the rule of law and due process should not lend itself to this kind of illegality,” the statement said.

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