UK Confirms Senator Buruju Kashamu Was A Wanted Criminal

The Nigerian police says the British High Commission in Nigeria has confirmed that Senator Buruji Kashamu was arrested and tried in a United Kingdom criminal court.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja, the police said there was enquiry concerning the status of Kashamu’s legal battles in the United Kingdom and United States.

The statement partly reads on PM news,: “The police, thereafter, sought relevant clarifications from the British High Commission.

“The commission confirmed that Kashamu was indeed arrested and tried in the United Kingdom criminal court. But the court was not satisfied that Kashamu had a case to answer.”

The police however stressed that the commission’s clarification insisted that the extradition request by United States’ relevant departments, and agencies of government in Nigeria be accepted and carried out.

The statement, PM News reports was issued in connection to the extradition battles of Kashamu with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Last month, the NDLEA had invaded Kashamu’s home in Lekki with plans to extradite him to the US in order to face drug offences in the US District Court in Chicago, Illinois being presided over by Judge Richard Charles Norgle.

Kashamu was under house arrest for some days until Justice Ibrahim Buba ordered the NDLEA officials to vacate his home.

A Federal High Court in Lagos state ruled that the NDLEA warrant of arrest is now being null and void, saying the agency can’t go after Kashamu.

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