Court bars NDLEA, Police from arresting, extraditing Kashamu

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LAGOS – A Federal High Court in Lagos has barred security agencies in Nigeria from arresting and transporting the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, to the United States to face trial for drug-trafficking offences.
Justice Okon Abang, who passed the judgement on Wednesday, declared as illegal, the arrest and extradition of Kashamu in relation to drug-trafficking allegations from which he had been exonerated by two British courts.

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Justice Abang also granted Kashamu’s prayer that having earlier obtained a judgment in Nigeria in January 2014 barring his arrest and extradition and the judgment having not been set aside, he could not be arrested and extradited.
The sum of N20,000 was awarded by the Judge 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 Defence Corps.

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