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Extradition: Kashamu fails to show up in court

26 May 2015, 12:34

Ogun - Embattled senator-elect for Ogun-East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu, failed to appear before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for extradition hearing despite a declaration by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) that it would be produced him in court, Punch reports.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Saturday surrounded the house of senator-elect Buruji Kashamu who is wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal.

Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the chairman of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade.

Also read: Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'

Though Kashamu’s lawyer, Dr. Alex Izinyon came to court early in anticipation of the NDLEA’s declaration, the agency, however, failed to bring Kashamu to court.

Izinyon’s colleague, Ajibola Oluyede, who later came to court and appeared in chambers before Justice Ibrahim Buba with a fresh application, said the NDLEA failed to produce a warrant of arrest it claimed to have secured.

Read more at Punch

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