Friday, February 5, 2016

‘No pending extradition case against Senator Kashamu' - Aide

Read the press statement below...
Our attention has been drawn to yet another mischievous report credited to the Public Relations Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, in The Punch newspaper of today, Friday, February 5, 2016, purporting that Senator Buruji Kashamu is still facing some extradition proceedings. Nothing could be farther from the facts and truth.
 Notwithstanding the misleading impression being created that the agency intends to allow the rule of law prevail, we are aware that its ex-Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Giade, who is now the Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on Narcotics is set to arm-twist the NDLEA to resort to yet another extra-judicial move.

The misuse of the word “extradition” by NDLEA is a euphemism for the illegal rendition they actually are planning. Let it be reiterated that Senator Kashamu is not worried about extradition proceedings being brought against him in accordance with Nigerian Laws. He knows that can never succeed in view of the decisions of the English courts that have exonerated him and has confirmed by several judgments of competent Nigerian Courts.

What Senator Kashamu is complaining about is the plan to abduct and ship him out of Nigerian without resort to due process or the Rule of Law, an illegal venture that is known as “rendition” not extradition as the NDLEA misrepresents to the public. For the avoidance of any doubt, extradition proceedings have already been brought against Senator Kashamu by the previous Attorney General of the Federation in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015 and was dismissed on the 1st of July, 2015.

The AGF has not appealed against that dismissal. In its judgment in that extradition proceedings the court expressly held that, “This suit is hereby dismissed…The Applicant (i.e the AGF), being an office created by the Constitution (see Section 150 (1) of the Constitution 1999 As Amended) has a greater obligation, by its act and conduct, in the context of its very extensive constitutional powers…to be seen to be law abiding and to give maximum and unqualified respect to every judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, regardless of its opinion as to whether the Court was right or wrong until such decisions are set aside by the appellate Courts.

To do otherwise is to further deepen an incipient culture of disobedience of Court’s orders and of unmitigated acts of unbridled impunity to judicial process even by the citizenry and the proverbial ‘common man’ whose last hope lies in the Judiciary.” It is highly mischievous for anyone to claim that “there is a pending appeal by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Justice to extradite Kashamu to the US for him to face trial.”

The appeals in question are in relation to other judgments and orders that restrained them from taking any steps against Senator Kashamu on the basis of the same allegations that he had been exonerated from. Mr. Ofoyeju and his co-travellers should acquaint themselves with the basic facts and details of a case before making pronouncements that could further cast the NDLEA as a lawless organisation in the eyes of right thinking members of the society, and among the comity of nations.

As we have often said, based on the Extradition Treaty between Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States, two British courts heard extradition proceedings against Senator Kashamu at the instance of the US authorities and found that it was a case of “mistaken identity”, and released him.

The same NDLEA that Mr. Ofoyeju claims to be speaking for had sent two of its top officials – the then Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, Mr. Femi Oloruntoba and one Umaru Dan Asabe (former Director of Operations) – to London to give evidence (confirming that Senator Kashamu was not the person sought for by the U.S. authorities) with the approval of the then Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation.

It is on the basis of these two British judgments that several Nigerian courts have held that the NDLEA cannot take any further steps against Senator Kashamu. And when they did, in spite of the subsisting orders and judgments of the court, the action was dismissed. It is noteworthy that in the same report, the current Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who is the Chief Law Officer of the Federation has given indication that his office would not be a party to any illegality.

His position as expressed by his media aide is in tandem with global best practices in the comity of nations where any country that lacks regard for the rule of law is seen as a lawless society. There can be no extradition without the courts only illegality. Finally, our advice to Mr. Ofoyeju and Alhaji Giade is that they should leave Senator Kashamu alone.

He does not have any extradition case to answer. A dismissal is a bar to any further action before the court and it is therefore clear that when NDLEA says “extradition” what it actually means is “rendition” since it cannot go back to any Nigerian court after the dismissal. NDLEA should be called to order to avoid being used to perpetrate illegality, political vendetta and blackmail.

Signed
Austin Oniyokor
Media Adviser to Senator Buruji Kashamu

33 comments:

Habibat Idris said...


she grabs someone else' boyfriend's dick in the club & suck (Video)

Juliet Iwuno said...

Whatever! Linda take note!

Odibe Blessing said...

Okay oooo

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dis man doesn't look well or is it my eyes?


... Merited happiness

Ngene Olivia said...

na them sabi Biko












#iT wiLL only get better
#iT mUsT eNd iN pRaISe

Juliet Dim said...

Tor... Next pls

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Nah so u go talk, make u go yankee nah

Nnenne George said...

Ok.. Now next plzzz!!!

Adebayo Charles #Arsenalfcshareholder said...

They should let this man be jareh
Can US extradite their citizen?

Vivian Reginalds said...

We shall see
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Genesis said...

All this is grammer. Make it practical. He should go on holiday to UK and return freely, afterwards you tell us same story.

Isaac Akemhe said...

Watever

Anonymous said...

This matter never end? Tokunbo Cold room truck for sale. Bb pin 58BF8F56

Ogenah Boris said...

Okay...... We have heard

Anonymous said...

NDLEA should face All the big thieves in Nigeria and stop playing politics with Kasamu even though I can't stand Buruji Kasamu for his lousy diarrhea mouth...he doesn't know what not to say and when to shot up... sick man!!!

Anonymous said...

Testing the water. Smart move. Unfortunately it's not going to work. You are going to Americaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa my friend.

Anonymous said...

Kasamu Buruji may ALL your daughters be treated the way you treat women Isha Allah Amen... this man is evil and only evil people can hang around him.. big shame on our system for voting this con man into the Senate

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok.good for him

RareSpecie Z said...

Jst extradite the fool n be over with it.
Fuckin sick n tired of seeing this asshole's rodent-like face around Naija, especially the Red Chambers 'which he has been Desecrating 4 a while now.

Luciana Chinda said...

Alright.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

And d drama continues

Chop Chop said...

He needs to answer America. Bros, they want to chat with you.

Anonymous said...

Lol to diarrhea mouth. The man doesn't really know when to stop talking worst he can't keep any body's secret...

Anonymous said...

I second dis!! Saw stupid senator in transcoup and he embarrassed the shit out of me forgetting I'm a single lady looking to settle down soon..he lied on what and what he didn't do with me oh God I was ashamed of myself.. I honestly pray God doesn't punish his innocent daughters for the way Buruji treats women. Very lousy bully

YOUNGBUHARI said...

They should extradite this man already. He needs to answer America.

Owakah I said...

Alright

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

DRAMA

Salami Shakiru said...

I don't know why most of you always disturb yourself on what does not concern you. Even if he is a drug Barron, is he the only drug barronin Nigeria. We all know some top politicians too. Let them all face the trial. You only say negative things about the person you don't like. May God be with you Kashamu. If you are not pleased seeing him, you can go and die. Nonsense, handing over your fellow country man to foreigners to execute. God punish you all.

Anonymous said...

Pls let kashamu be. God will punish all bias minds against kashamu. Before his political career kick started no body heard anything against him. Just because of one stupid man we started hearing lots of things against him. Foolish people. May God punish those threatening kashamu, may them remain unrest for the rest of their lives. Tell me who is a saint or pious among the politicians.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Is he afraid?

Anonymous said...

Amen

Only people who know him well, worked for him or done business with him will know this man well
My only prayer is that May God deal with daughters and grand daughters the way he deals with womem Amen

Anonymous said...

He is afraid of American.Oga senator can you travel to UK just for 2days n come back so that we listens will know who to believe ok just 2 days...nuel

Anonymous said...

Linda I hope you've not met dis evil man in person? I met him few years back and he raped me! Yes rape! Went with a friend for interior work which he immediately approved but was shocked when he attacked me in his office struggling with my skirt which he eventually have his way without condom and I'm over scared to share the experience with anyone because they might not believe me, only for dis bastard to see me in public claiming we dated and describing my private part in public, oh I feel like killing myself! was so embarrassed! My boyfriend got to hear about it asked what happen which of course I denied.. Buruji I've forgiven you but God almighty will put you through shame and humiliation so you can stop bullying women

Recent Posts