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Kashamu Remains Under House Arrest After NDLEA Defies Court Order to Vacate Premises

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Embattled Ogun State senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu is still under house arrest following the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) refusal to obey a court ruling ordering the agency’s operatives to leave his premises.

According to Punch, the court ordered the over 50 operatives of the NDLEA who had laid siege Kashamu’s Lekki Phase 1 home since Saturday to vacate the duplex immediately, as it did not follow due process.

The report further states:

The NDLEA had said it had received a formal extradition request on Kashamu from the government of the US and was coming to court on Monday to secure an extradition order.

The anti-narcotics agency claimed that the US government had requested Kashamu to stand trial on alleged drug-trafficking offences.

However, the NDLEA, which from all indications had yet to secure a warrant of arrest on Kashamu, failed to bring him to court on Monday but continued to lay siege to his house located on Oladipo Omotosho Street.

But the NDLEA kicked against the court order mandating it to withdraw its officials from Kashamu’s residence, insisting that its action was within the confines of the law.

14 Comments

  1. me

    May 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Very good, if DSTV and LAgos state don’t listen to court orders, why should they…. especially when they are even doing something meaningful. Send the man to jail… this rubbish has to stop. It’s only in Nigeria that criminals are glorified

    • Changing Faces

      May 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Some of you have no idea what the law is about, yet you’re the first to run out and start commenting on legal issues. A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty and due process must be followed. You don’t just wake up and decide to ‘extradite’ someone, the courts must approve the extradition request. Remember that US had tried to get him from the UK, but the UK denied their request and set the man free. Also the onus is on the prosecution to prove it’s case, not the defence to prove for them. This case is the height of illegality and has political vendetta written all over it! How else can you explain the NDLEA suddenly waking up and going to arrest the man without an arrest warrant, or an extradition request from the US? This man has been free in this country for years. Go and read the court’s ruling today. NDLEA is just being crazy, if they’re trying to impress Buhari, this is the wrong way. I hope the courts slam them for contempt! For all of you glorifying and screaming about jungle justice, I hope you won’t start screaming all over social media when you’re unduly harassed by security forces. You speak against illegality regardless of who is involved because you might be a victim tomorrow. Always remember that the law is not always just, but it must be followed for a sane society!

  2. cindy

    May 27, 2015 at 11:31 am

    *grabs popcorn*

  3. Becca

    May 27, 2015 at 11:36 am

    A US extradition REQUEST doesn’t mean they can forcefully remove a Nigerian citizen from his abode & onto a plane to the US. NDLEA have to seek permission from the Nigerian courts/govt first to honour the request and the home country has the right to refuse given whatever treaty arrangements are in place. The US can request all they like & the host country can wilfully ignore them like Snowden in Russia.

  4. OD

    May 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I dont understand one thing o. If Buruji knows he has nothing to hide why run.? Why court order? I dont know what to say o. I rest here.

  5. tunde

    May 27, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Obasanjo is the most wanted criminal in the world . worst marred election history. Killed Mrs ransome Kuti, . to mentioned few

  6. tunde

    May 27, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Kiiled Awolowo vision also

  7. I no send

    May 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Poor bubu..he is having a very rough week

  8. kelechi

    May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    This is why we have jungle justice in Nigeria and people just brazenly refuse to obey the law. Ndlea is doing the right thing the wrong way! When are we going to stop acting like animals in Nigeria?

  9. Naked

    May 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    With all the troubles he is putting the NDLEA men through, if dem nab u Buruji.. U’re toast, i mean u’re a goner.

  10. Cyprian

    May 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    The sin that one commit always hunt for him.
    No body can ever leave his messe for another to claen.

  11. NaijaPikin

    May 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    They do not have an extradition order, they do not have an arrest warrant, but they barge into his house and hold him and possibly his family hostage? And now they disregard the court order requesting them to vacate the premises.

    Even if this man is guilty, abeg make them follow due process jare. Do you know how many criminals have gotten away with murder because of small mistake of due process not being observed. I cannot support this, especially in a place like naija where harrassment is the order of the day. It could be you or I tomorrow. And if we no get big oga for govt, na so our story go end.

  12. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN (USA)

    May 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Buruji is a human version of the weapon of mass destruction. All activist judges in Nigeria needs to understand that people like Buruji belongs in prison. In his case, An American prison. Nigeria can not afford to protect a scum of the earth like him. This is bad for our image. He peddled drugs to the United States of America. His deadly business decision has caused many families, communities in the United States of America the lives of their loved ones, their future and most especially the cost of treating the people who got addicted to the drugs he imported into the United States of America. He ran back home to Nigeria to enjoy his blood money with his family and friends thinking he can hide there permanently without being found out. Buruji the die is cast, weather you like it or not, you are going back to the United State of America to pay for the sins you committed against the government and the people of the United States of America. If he is not guilty of this offence, why did he ran back home to Nigeria to hide? Nigeria is not a place for you to hide. You committed this crime, You will pay for your crime. Extradite him back to America. He deserved to be locked up for a long, long, long years. The more you know. A Word is enough for the wise, I ‘ m just saying.

  13. lacey

    May 27, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    So are pple not still peddling drugs in the US! The drugs entering the US everyday is from Buruji Kashamu abi! A UK court refuse to extradite him abi! And now NDLEA waited for him to win an election! They do not have any right to arrest him,except our law court orders it! And if you do no know same Tinubu was in a heroin drug ring in Chicago 20 yrs ago! I am not supporting him,o! But if the UK refuse to extradite him to the US then it’s witch hunting,the UK has one best legal system in the world,so the UK refused to extradite him to the US. Therefore no case!

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