There is a new twist to the extradition plan by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to hand over the Senator Buruji Kashamu to United States authorities for drug related charges.
The senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has received the backing of the the Senate, Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to halt his extradition plan to the United States.
This came after Kashamu’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, had in a petition to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, claimed that NDLEA operatives had perfected strategies to forcefully take him to the US in order to answer drug related charges.
He had begged the Senate to mandate the both the NDLEA and the office of the Attorney-General to drop the alleged plan and follow the rule of law in prosecuting Kashamu.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said the parties had resolved to halt further action on the matter pending the determination of the suit on the matter at the court.
Anyanwu said, “The Senate, AGF, NDLEA have unanimously agreed to stop further harassment, intimidation, abduction and extradition of Kashamu until the conclusion of the matter at the law court.
“We had also agreed that the rules of law and due process must be followed in the case.”