Court to pass judgment for Senator's case against NDLEA, AGF on Nov 18

The Lagos State senator is seeking an order of perpetual injunction barring the NDLEA and the AGF from taking over his property

 

The judgment of Senator Buruji Kashamu's case with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Attorney General of the Federation will be announced by the court on Wednesday, November 18.

The Ogun State senator is seeking an order of perpetual injunction barring the NDLEA and the AGF from taking over his properties.

Kashamu filed the suit following the failed effort by the NDLEA to extradite him to the United States of America, where he is wanted for for alleged drug-trafficking offences.

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High court, Lagos adjourned the ruling on Wednesday, November 11 following argument from the parties.

The NDLEA through their counsel Mr. Oigoga Ichakpa opposed Kashamu’s suit and had filed a counter-affidavit.

Ichakpa adopted the counter-affidavit and urged the judge to dismiss Kashamu’s case.

The AGF also filed a preliminary objection, describing Kashamu’s suit as premature, incompetent and an abuse of court processes and asked the court to dismiss it.

“It is our contention that there are no evidences backing up the averments made by the applicant," a counsel from the office of the AGF, Mr. Oyin Koleosho is quoted to say by Punch.

“There is nothing to show that the applicant has been prevented from owning property or is about to be divested of the ones he owns.

“It is in view of this that Your Lordship should dismiss the applicant’s suit with substantive cost.”

For Kashamu’s lawyer, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, it is all about the protection of the fundamental right of his client to his own property according to sections 43 and 44 of the 1999 Constitution.

“That is the reason we have come to the court this time round to protect the right of the applicant to own property," Oluyede said.

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