Buruji Kashamu NDLEA, AGF halt Senator's extradition till court verdict

The chairman, of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had revealed the stand of the parties involved on Saturday while addressing journalists in Abuja.

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Following the Senate's intervention in the extradition of Senator Buruji Kashamu to the U.S for drug related charges, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have agreed to hold on till further notice.

The parties agreed to halt the extradition process on Saturday, February 13, 2015 following a petition by the Ogun East Senatorial District Senator's lawyer to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

The parties agreed to look into the allegations and issues raised by the Senator and conduct a thorough investigation as well as outcome of the suit on the matter at the court before further actions are taken.

Kashamu’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, had in his petition claimed that NDLEA operatives had perfected strategies to forcefully take him to the US in order to answer alleged drug related charges.

The chairman, of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had revealed the stand of the parties involved on Saturday while addressing journalists in Abuja.

“The Senate, AGF, NDLEA have unanimously agreed to stop further harassment, intimidation, abduction and extradition of Kashamu until the conclusion of the matter at the law court. We had also agreed that the rules of law and due process must be followed in the case," Senator Samuel Anyanwu said.

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