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Kashamu’s extradition trial begins June 25

12 June 2015, 11:37

Lagos - Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 25 for hearing in the extradition application instituted by the Federal Government against Senator Buruji Kashamu, Punch reports.

The application was predicated on a request by the Embassy of the United States of America seeking the Nigerian government to surrender Kashamu to face one count of drug related charge before the United States District Court for the Northern Illinois, Eastern Division.

Also read: Extradition: Kashamu fails to show up in court

An affidavit deposed to by the Assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Diane MacArthur, attached to the extradition request from the US government was said to be dated April 27, 2015.

By the US government’s charge against him, Kashamu allegedly conspired with others to intentionally import “and did import into the United States” quantities of mixtures containing heroin between 1992 and 1995.

The offence for which Kashamu is allegedly wanted in the US is said to contravene section 952(a) of Title 21, United States Code, and punishable under Section 960 of the same law.

Read more at Punch

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