Saturday, 23 May 2015

UPDATE: Buruji Kashamu placed under house arrest

NDLEA operatives who stormed the Lekki home of Prince Buruji Kashamu, will wait till Monday, to determine if they'd extradite him to the US or not.

Latest report say the senator-elect from Ogun state was able to delay his arrest because the NDLEA operatives did not have a warrant for his arrest, so they have kept him under house arrest till Monday to enable seek a court order to effect the arrest.
Kashamu’s lawyers have said they will go to court to challenge the move, according to Buruji’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor.

Oniyokor in a statement said invading his home is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegal extradition.

Buruji is now accusing Chief Bode George, a leader of the PDP for being the mastermind behind this invasion of privacy. However, some people don't think so.

“As a matter of fact, the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment is delivered on Wednesday 27th May 2015.
“We have confirmed that they do not have a warrant of arrest, just as the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has said that it did not give any order to carry out this illegality.
“We have confirmed that this illegality is being designed and executed by Chief Bode George whose wife is the Director General of the NDLEA, all in a bid to score cheap political points.
“We urge all well meaning Nigerians to prevail on NDLEA, Chief George and his wife to toe the path of the rule of law and follow due process. Nigeria is not a Banana Republic! The United States(US) being the bastion of democracy, the rule of law and due process should not lend itself to this kind of illegality,” the statement said.
Buruji is believed to be the “Alhaji” whose drug dealings formed the inspiration for Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black”, which was written by American, Piper Kerman. All the people involved in the drug dealings have all been punished under US law. Only Buruji has remained elusive.

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