Friday, 29 May 2015

NANS threaten protest over NDLEA's siege on Kashamu's residence

Press statement below...
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun State axis, has described the continual siege on the residence of the Senator-elect of Ogun East senatorial district, Prince Buruji Kashamu by the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (NDLEA) as political display and gross misconduct against the laws of Nigeria.

In a statement issued yesterday and signed by NANS national public relations officer, Paul Ogunkoya and Ogun State NANS chairman, Olasunkanmi Ahmed, the body said NDLEA, as an agency of government should not lay a bad precedence of disregard to a court of competent jurisdiction.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had mandated the operatives of the agency to vacate Kashamu's residence on Ladipo Omotosho Street, Lekki and also restrained the NDLEA and other security agencies in Nigeria from unlawfully arresting the senator-elect and extraditing him to the United States over drug-related offences.

NANS said: "We have applauded the action of the NDLEA in the past for being one of the dutiful agency in Nigeria of today.

"It saddened the mind of majority of we students leaders that after a competent court of law order them to vacate the premise of the senator-elect as at Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We are highly convinced that the activities of the NDLEA has being politicised, it has involve personal aggrandizement and catekerous attitude for turning a deaf ear to the verdict of the court."

While urging students to stand for peace and justice, the body threatened to mobilise students for protests at NDLEA headquarters in Abuja.

"We hereby appeal to official of NDLEA to save the future of our dear country, by obeying the law. The younger generation are watching with keen interest.

"We also seized the medium to disclose that failure of NDLEA officials to respect the law within 24-hours might lead to a massive protest at a sooner date to the NDLEA headquarter in Abuja," the student body vowed.

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