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Ogun State Senator-Elect Kashamu Placed Under House Arrest Pending Extradition Proceedings



KashamuOgun State senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, has been placed under house arrest by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) pending his appearance in court on Monday for extradition proceedings.

NDLEA officials reportedly stormed his Lekki home around about 5 a.m on Saturday, and are still there as of the time of this report.

Kashamu, 56, was indicted by a grand jury in Illinois in 1998, for conspiracy to import and distribute heroin, International Business Times reports. At the time, he denied being responsible for the crime, claiming that it was a case of mistaken identity, and that it was his brother who was the leader of the drug ring in question.

Ever since then Kashamu became an influential political leader in Nigeria, and was elected a senator in the recently concluded elections.

The embattled senator has decried the NDLEA’s decision to place him under house arrest, stating that it is an illegal act. However, the agency has dismissed his claims, stating that the operation is in line with the legal process of extradition, Channels reports.

Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA’s Chairman said, “The Agency has commenced extradition procedures against Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, in line with the laws of country. He has been in contact with his attorneys and will appear in court on Monday.”

Reports by IBT state Kashamu and his drug ring are the inspiration behind Emmy-Award winning TV Series, Orange is the New Black.



    May 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

    He committed the crime, he should do the time. You can run to Nigeria, you can not hide in Nigeria. Extradite this scumbag to the United States of America to serve his time. He belongs in American jail.

    • Nwa Aba

      May 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Jail? Na prison things be that.

  2. Nino

    May 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I wish he would surrender…
    He live round the corner from me and the whole area has been cordoned off but some of the most fierce looking men ive seen in my life and their guns….

  3. D'Truth Sayer

    May 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    PDP Umbrella is no longer covering the guy. Poor chap. This thing dey do am like film right now.
    What about the Tinubu situation? I wonder if NDLEA is silently working on his own case or will APC members be exempt…

  4. Kris

    May 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Pls explain to me how his alleged drug ring, was inspired but the series Orange Is the New Black? Come on. How the heck are the two related ? Really????????????????????? LMAO. I watch the series, and I’m sorry to say the show has nothing to do with him.

    • Chinua

      May 24, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      The main actress and her lover were drug courier’s for dem alleged Kashamu drug empire. If you really watch the series, you would know.

  5. Ides of March

    May 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    It’s mind boggling that people who allegedly commit crimes in other countries end up being leaders in the Nigerian govt! So i’m guessing background checks are not part of the process as long as ‘godfatherism’ is alive and well right?! And this is the type of legacy left to the generations to emulate, smdh!

  6. Tosin

    May 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    oyinbo o daa sha. since 1998.

  7. precy

    May 24, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Inspiration noni!!!

  8. Concerned

    May 25, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Hmmm…and he is thretening suicide.
    If only you know how many have died and how many lives you have spoilt with the drugs you sold, you would have committed the suicide like 100 times! Mtshew.

  9. Moyo

    May 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Please what is the latest on this matter. Has he been taken to court now. People are struggling to go to America, America is now inviting Buruji free of charge, no need for visa or ticket, even free accommodation and he does not want. to go. Why nau. Lol

  10. selma

    May 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    And he is a Senator.. God help us..

  11. naomi

    May 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

    hmmmn God help us

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