The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has placed the Peoples Democratic Party’s Buruji Kashamu on house arrest.
Kashamu, who is a senator-elect in Ogun state, is wanted in the USA on drug charges and the NDLEA has begun plans to extradite him.
In a statement by the Head, NDLEA’s Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the agency stated that a special team of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confined Kashamu to his Lekki, Lagos residence.
“A special team of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confined Ogun East Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu to his Lagos residence pending his appearance in court on Monday May 25, 2015 to perfect his extradition to the United States.
“Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDFLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that the operation is in line with the legal process of extradition.
“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” Giade stated.
“The residence of Buruji was raided by narcotic operatives at about 5am this morning. Further information will be communicated to the media,” the statement reads.