The NDLEA on Saturday stated that it has placed Ogun-East Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu under house arrest pending his arraignment before the Federal High Court on Monday, May 25th and his extradition to the United States of America to face charges of heroin importation into that country.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), also said on Saturday that the Buruji’s house arrest was informed by a recent extradition request by the U.S which was received last week.
He said immediately his office received the request it was passed to the appropriate organ of government, the NDLEA for implementation.
“Of course, it is a drug-related offence and the appropriate government agency that handles such cases is the NDLEA,” Adoke said.
The NDLEA in a statement confirmed the confinement of the movement of Kashamu to his Lagos residence on Oladipo Street, Lekki Phase 1 pending his appearance in court on Monday (tomorrow).
The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Michael Ofoyeju, said the action was to perfect his extradition to the US for drug-related charges.
The statement quoted the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade: “The agency has commenced extradition procedures against Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu in line with the laws of country. He has been in contact with his attorneys and will appear in court on Monday.”
He also confirmed that the residence of Kashamu was raided by the operatives of the agency at about 5am on Saturday.
An NDLEA source said when they (operatives) closed in on the bedroom of the PDP chief, he was said to have threatened to commit suicide if the agency tried to extradite him to the US forcibly.
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