Senator Kashamu To Know Soon Whether He Will Be Extradited To US Over Drug Charges


The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, will soon know whether he will be extradited to the United States of America to face rug charges or not as he Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Thursday reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government seeking his extradition.

Recall that Kashamu had in 2015, secured two separate judgments from Justices Okon Abang and Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court restraining the Federal Government from delivering the senator to the US.

The Federal Government claimed to have received a request by the US Government to extradite him for prosecution for his alleged role in an illicit drug deal in the US.

In pursuance thereof, the Attorney General of the Federation approached the Court of Appeal, praying the court to set aside the judgments of Justices Abang and Buba.

According to counsel to the Nigerian government, Emeka Ngige (SAN), Kashamu concealed material facts before Justices Abang and Buba, which had influenced the restraining orders he obtained both judges.

Ngige argued that the orders were given based on mere hearsay, saying that the two lower court judges miscarried justice.

Justices Abang and Buba failed to evaluate the documentary evidence placed before them before giving their verdicts, he added.

However, Kashamu’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), disagreed and said the decisions by the high court judges were in order.

The appellate court after hearing the arguments of both parties, reserved judgment till a date to be communicated to the parties.


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