US To Extradite PDP Top Notch Over Drugs Offence

Though Prince Kashamu denied allegations and fled the US to the United Kingdom, before he returned to Nigeria, the US judiciary has since been trying to extradite him for a trial.

A top member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, Prince Buruj Kashamu, is to be extradited to the United States to answer to charges relating to a drug offense he committed some years ago before fleeing to Nigeria where he has been playing big in the political and social scene.

Prince Kashamu who is the leader of the South-West PDP and a king maker in Ogun State, alongside others, was indicted and declared wanted by the US federal grand jury over his alleged involvement in an international conspiracy to smuggle heroin into the US in 1998.

Prince Kashamu, major campaigner for President Goodluck Jonathan in the South-West and one of the financial back bones of the party, has been finding it difficult to clear his name from the allegation though he had filed a motion in 2008 through a local counsel in the U.S that allegations held against him be quashed on the ground that an English court had found him not guilty, but the Court of Appeal in the US on 15 September, dismissed the appeal.

But in a twist that is meant to see him brought to book, the Northern District of Illinois Court ruled that the politician should return to the U.S to face trial.

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