- An Appeal court has nullified a previous ruling preventing the arrest of Senator Kashamu
- The senator is wanted in the US for drugs charges
The Appeal Court in Lagos has on Friday, May 5, nullified a previous ruling by the Federal High Court preventing the arrest of Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East district, by Nigerian law enforcement agencies.
Kashamu, wanted in the United States for alleged drugs charges had earlier secured a ruling preventing his arrest.
Premium Times reports that the appeal court panel led by Yargata Nimpar overturned the ruling which was delivered by Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in 2015.
However, the senator, while reacting to the judgement said he has no extradition cases whatsoever in any Nigerian court.
His statement reads: "My attention has been drawn to today’s judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos in an appeal filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) against the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court, Lagos, in my favour in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit.
"Let me state from the outset that contrary to the wrong impression being created by a section of the media, there isn’t any extradition matter against me in any court in Nigeria or abroad. The illegal move surreptitiously introduced by the powers-that-beafter the 2015 abduction plot was exposed has been dismissed. That was in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015. The suit was dismissed on the 1st of July, 2015, for being an abuse of court process. Anything to the contrary is sheer mischief and over sensationalism by some reporters."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Kashamu, has warned members of the Peoples Democratic Party not to support the ambition of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, for 2019 presidential election. Kashamu said Fayose will not get close to the party's presidency in 2019.
In a statement released on Tuesday, February 6, the senator berated Fayose for positioning himself as a vice-presidential candidate.
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