We won’t extradite Kashamu –FG

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday said Senator Buruji Kashamu’s extradition to the United States (US) to face hard drug importation charges will be put on hold until all court actions in respect of the subject matter were resolved.

Both the AGF and the NDLEA stated this in their response to a suit filed by Kashamu before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Kashamu, who is representing Ogun West senatorial district in the senate, had earlier dragged the AGF and the NDLEA before the court, seeking their committal to prison on an allegation that they were planning to forcefully kidnap and abduct him to the US for trial over drugrelated offences.

When the matter came up yesterday, Kashamu, through his counsel, Chief Akin Olujinmi, SAN, told the court that the respondents had agreed not to extradite him until all court actions on the issue had been resolved.

Olujimi, however, submitted that based on the position of the respondents, there was no need to pursue any court action against them.

He, however, applied to the court to grant him leave to withdraw the suit against the AGF and NDLEA in view of the assurances not to extradite him to the US until all cases were fully resolved.

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