Court okays Kashamu’s extradition to US (Paper)

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has today (4th May, 2018) delivered two separate judgements in Appeal No: CA/1030/2015- A.G FED V PRINCE BURUJI KASHAMU & ORS, and the second Appeal, CA/1030A/2015- A.G. FED. V KASHAMU & ORS.

The Court ruled that:
(1) The preliminary objection filed by Senator KASHAMU against the substantive appeals are dismissed as lacking in merits. The Court of Appeal held that the appeal filed by the AG Fed against the ruling of the lower court is not statute barred.

On the Main Appeals:
(2) Court of appeal set aside the orders of perpetual injunction granted in favor of Senator KASHAMU against the Fed Govt, A.G Fed, DSS, IGP and NDLA.
(3) Court of Appeal ruled that the oral statements of threat of abduction and forcibly transporting Senator BURUJI KASHAMU to the US is insufficient having not been backed by concrete evidence.
(4) The AG Fed is the Chief Law Officer of the country and Chief Law officer of the Cause of Justice. He has constitutional and legal powers to act in defense of the law.
(5) The Court below should not have acted on mere speculation of abduction and kidnapping of the Appellant (Sen. KASHAMU).
(6) The act or threat must have been made by the Appellant (not speculatively).

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