Senator Buruji Kashamu has filed a suit in the US in a bid to halt extradition plans against him.
Senator sues US Attorney General, others to stop extradition
In the suit, Kashamu is urging the United States District Court to stop all attempts to abduct him from Nigeria or any other country.
In the suit, Kashamu is urging the United States District Court to stop all attempts to abduct him from Nigeria or any other country, according to Premium Times.
The Senator also claimed that failure to grant his request would lead to him abducted and possibly killed or injured.
“The threatened abduction violates the treaty between the United States and Nigeria and due process under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Mr. Kashamu said through his lawyers, Robert Cohen and Scott Frankel.
Defendants in the suit are US Attorney General, Eric Holder, the US Department of Justice, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security among others.
Kashamu is facing extradition from Nigeria to face charges of drug dealing levelled against him in Chicago in 1998.
The Senator has made two earlier attempts to get the charges dropped by courts in the US but was unsuccessful.
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