The NDLEA has described as a distraction, the Tuesday court order asking it to vacate the Lekki premises of senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, who is wanted for alleged drug related offences in the USA.
NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju in a statement, said the siege is within the law, and described as “diversionary and inconsequential reports of a court order directing its men to vacate the residence of senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, and requesting both the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Bello Adoke and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, to appear in court.
“The NDLEA does not believe that any court will issue an order preventing a government agency from performing its statutory responsibilities in a lawful manner. The agency has, therefore, refused to be distracted and will continue to maintain presence at the residence. It is advisable that Kashamu respects the law by submitting himself to the due process of the law.
“We are prepared to explore all legal means in handling this case to a logical conclusion. The Nigerian Government has received a formal request from the United States government for the extradition of Prince Buriji Kashamu. It also has a provisional warrant of arrest on him contrary to claims by his attorneys”, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Buruji’s media person Austin Oniyokor, also said in a statement, that “we are taken aback by a statement issued by the NDLEA today saying it will not obey yet another court judgment”.
According to him, “It is most ludicrous that NDLEA has chosen to further sink not just the agency but the Federal Government and indeed Nigeria into the abyss of lawlessness”.
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