Court orders NDLEA to vacate Kashamu’s residence

Buruji-Kashamu-702x336A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the NDLEA to vacate the premises of Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu.

Justice Buba Ibrahim gave the order a short while ago.

The alleged plan to extradite the embattled senator-elect, Prince Buruji Kashamu, to the United States of America (USA) over drug-related offence had sparked off legal battle between him, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The senator-elect, who has been placed on house arrest by NDLEA was billed to appear before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday on the plan to extradite him but he was no where to be seen.

His counsel, Ajibola Oluyede, who decried the alleged invasion of Kashamu’s house by NDLEA has, however, instituted a contempt proceeding against the AGF and the NDLEA chairman over their roles in the whole saga.

In the contempt proceeding instituted against the respondents, Kashamu urged the court to declare the action of the AGF and the chairman of NDLEA as criminal in view of the steps taken so far on the matter.

Among the reliefs sought by Buruji was for “a declaration that the invasion, destruction of property, harassment, humiliation, arrest and detention of the applicant by the NDLEA at the instance of the AGF from May 23, and any extradition proceeding commenced thereupon undermines the integrity of the judicial process invoked in the suits Nos; FHC/CS/49/2010 and FHC/CS/508/2015 and the judicial powers exercised by the court by its judgment of January 6, 2014 and Order of April 4, 2015 in both action respectively.


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