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Federal Court bars NDLEA, others from arresting Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday limited security organizations in Nigeria from capturing and transporting the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, to the United States to stand trial on drug trafficking offenses.

Justice Okon Abang, in a judgment on Wednesday, proclaimed as unlawful, the capture and extradition of Kashamu in connection to drug trafficking claims from which he had been absolved by two British courts.

Abang conceded Kashamu’s prayer to God that having prior acquired a judgment in Nigeria in January 2014 notwithstanding his capture and extradition and the judgment having not been put aside, he couldn’t be captured and extradited.

The judge awarded an expense in the sum of N20,000 against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Attorney General of the Federation, the National Security Adviser to the President, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.

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