Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu has denied the existence of any extradition order issued against him.
This denial is coming in the heels of an alleged statement by the Public Relation Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mitchell Ofoyeju, claiming that there is a subsisting extradition order against him.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Austin Oniyokor, he said the NDLEA statement was misleading, adding that ‘nothing could be farther from the facts and truth.
Kashamu maintained that the operative was playing the script allegedly concocted by its former chairman, Ahmed Giade, who is now the Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on Narcotics.
“Let it be reiterated that Senator Kashamu is not worried about extradition proceedings being brought against him in accordance with Nigerian laws. He knows that it can never succeed in view of the decisions of the English courts that have exonerated him and has confirmed by several judgments of competent Nigerian courts.”
“Mr. Ofoyeju and his co-travellers should acquaint themselves with the basic facts and details of a case before making pronouncements that could further cast the NDLEA as a lawless organisation in the eyes of right thinking members of the society, and among the comity of nations.”
“Two British courts heard extradition proceedings against Senator Kashamu at the instance of the US authorities and found that it was a case of ‘mistaken identity,’ and released him.”