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BREAKING: Court Orders NDLEA To Vacate Kashamu’s Residence

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, ordered the Nation1al Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to leave the residence of senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, for failing to present a valid warrant for his arrest.

The NDLEA had surrounded the residence of the politician since Saturday, putting him “under house arrest” on the allegation that he was a wanted drug offender in the United States, and was due for extradition to face criminal charges in that country.

The agency claimed that it had received a formal request for Kashamu’s extradition to the U.S. to face trial.

The court directed all the parties involved in the matter to maintain the status quo.

Presiding judge, Ibrahim Buba, criticised the NDLEA’s action against Kashamu and ordered the police to ensure that NDLEA operatives vacate Kashamu’s premises “without a free-for-all.”