Lagos - A Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, wanted by the United States government for alleged drug offences, was said to have hidden in his apartment’s toilet in Lagos for six days when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) besieged his house, Premium Times reports.
His laywer who made the disclosure at the federal court in Lagos said that Kashamu remained in hiding while 20 masked operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency invaded his residence.
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Oluyede said despite an earlier ruling of the court that the NDLEA lift its siege on Kashamu’s home, the agency only withdrew its personnel after he was compelled to sign an undertaking.
Kashamu’s lawyer urged the court to nullify any warrant of arrest that might have been obtained by the NDLEA from any source in an attempt to extradite his client.
The judge, Ibrahim Bubba, ordered the Attorney General of Nigeria, the NDLEA not to take any further action to extradite Kashamu to the United States, until the proceedings before him are determined.
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