Leave Kashamu Alone! Court Orders NDLEA
Following the persistent refusal of the officials of the NDLEA to obey the court injunction that ordered them to vacate the home of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, a Federal High court in Lagos today has totally restrained the Nigeria Police, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian Customs Service from arresting or extraditing alleged Drug Baron to the United States.
Delivering his judgement this morning, Justice Okon Abang said the court did not restrict the police or NDLEA from its investigations or possible arrest and extradition of Kashamu if the result or outcome of their investigations prove the accused person guilty. However, he insisted that whatever will be done must be done within the confines of the law.
It would be recalled that the same court had ordered NDLEA to leave Kashamu’s residence in Lekki, Lagos State after they stormed his home in large numbers on Saturday, 23 May with intentions to arrest and extradite him, but refused court orders to vacate the premises.
The embattled Senator-elect who would be sworn in as the Senator representing Ogun South district had been held in his home since Saturday morning by the ant-narcotics agency, who seemed bent on making him appear in court on Monday and taking orders to start his extradition process. The reason for which his media aide Kashamu Austin Oniyokor has declared that Siege on Kashamu’s home is illegal
Kashamu, however, did not appear in court but this did not stop the NDLEA from going ahead with the court hearings!
With the new verdict, the NDLEA might be left with no choice but to vacate Buruji’s residence and allow the Politician to be sworn in as directed by the law!
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