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Court Restrains AGF, NDLEA From Arresting Kashamu

Posted: Feb 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and its ex-Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, from arresting or detaining Senator Buruji Kashamu.

The order granted by Justice Gabriel Kolawole after listening to Kashamu’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, moved an ex-parte filed in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015.

Justice Kolawole said the order will subsist until February 10 when he will give a considered ruling on the matter.

Kashamu, former Director of Mobilisation, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is now representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the Senate.

Giade, who was a former NDLEA Chairman, is now Special Adviser to the AGF on narcotics.

Kashamu, in the motion ex-parted, is seeking three prayers, which include an order of interim injunction, restraining the three (listed as alleged contemnors in the motion) from arresting, detaining or applying for a warrant for his arrest in relation to his alleged involvement in drug trade, pending the determination of the contempt proceedings he initiated against them.

The motion was  brought pursuant to Order 35 Rule 2(1) and 26 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules (2009) and Section (6)(6) of the Constitution.