Senator Buruji Kashamu has been informed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency that effort to extradite him to the United States to face criminal charges, is not over.
The agency had on Saturday, May 23, 2015, besieged the senator house and placed him under house arrest but this was later rescinded by court order
A statement signed by NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said, “This is not the end of the case as the NDLEA has filed a formal extradition process at the Federal High Court. The agency is following the due process of law and will ensure that national interest is balanced against the constitutional rights of Mr. Kashamu.
“The mission of the NDLEA is not and has never been to abduct him, but to engage the extradition process. The agency is taking necessary steps to ensure that Mr. Kashamu is available to stand trial as required by law.
“To this end, the NDLEA has a provisional warrant of arrest on him as well as a formal request for his extradition. The honourable thing for him to do is to submit to the due process of the law as pledged.
“The NDLEA wishes to reiterate that it will comply with all court orders and not forcefully abduct and take him to the United States for trial.”