Extradition: Kashamu Says Planned NDLEA Arrest Is A Plot To Abduct HimFeatured, Latest News, Politics Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
By Funmilayo Omidiji – The embattled Ogun State Senator-Elect and Chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Buruji Kashamu has described attempt Saturday morning, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials to arrest him, following a purported extradition request from the United States (US), as a plot to “illegally abduct him”.
Kashamu in a release issued today by his Media Aide, Austin Oniyokor, narrated that the NDLEA officials surrounded his Lekki Phase 1, Lagos residence, at about 4:30am, alerting that the latest “onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit” against the arrest which he described as “illegality”.
The Senator-Elect who is representing Ogun West Senatorial district, indicated that the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment was 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” Kashamu revealed.
The flamboyant Ogun Politician urged 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, warning that Nigeria was not a “Banana republic!”
He also warned that the US, being the bastion of democracy, the rule of law and due process, should not lend itself to this kind of illegality.
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