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‘Appeal for my extradition wrong, mischievous,’ Senator says

Kashamu stated that the FG was wrong to appeal through the Attorney-General of the Federation, when no occupant for the office had been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buruji Kashamu

Ogun State Senator, Buruji Kashamu has condemned the Federal Government for appealing a court judgment stopping his extradition to the United States for drug-related offences.

Kashamu stated that the FG was wrong to appeal through the Attorney-General of the Federation, when no occupant for the office had been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also faulted the authority of lawyers, Emeka Ngige and Gboyega Oyewole to act on behalf of the AGF.

This was contained in a statement released on Saturday, June 20, by Kashamu’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor.

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It reads:

“Contrary to the lies being peddled in the media, information available to us revealed that the two lawyers were not briefed by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice – at least as of Friday when they appeared in court.”

“If they say they were, we challenge them to produce the authorisation and evidence of payment made to that effect. We do know that they were hired by Abiodun, who is desperate to get through the back door a mandate he could not get in a free and fair election.”

“Emeka Ngige claims that these rejected allegations are the basis of an appeal he has filed against orders and judgments of the Federal High Court. The mischief is clear because no Notice of Appeal has been served on any party, yet Ngige has released documents to the media which he claims are Notices of Appeal. This is clearly wrong.”

“The court did not merely find that the evidence was not enough; the court positively found that it was another person (not Senator Buruji Kashamu) that committed the offence and proceeded to describe the person in its judgement. It is that person the US authority wants not Senator Kashamu.”

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Ngige had earlier denied reports that Kashamu had been exonerated of drug charges by a UK court.

The Senator is facing extradition to the US to face the charges which were levelled against him in 1998.

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