Court wants SSS, Police to explain why Kashamu should be extradited to U.S.

Buruji Kashamu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that an application against the extradition of a senator, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States, be served on the State Security Services and the Police.

The court, on Tuesday, withheld its decision on whether to restrain the SSS from extraditing Mr. Kashamu to face drug-related charges in the U.S.

Justice Okon Abang directed the applicant to serve the motion on the director-general of SSS, Inspector-General of Police and Oladikupo Adebutu.

He gave the order after counsel to Mr. Kashamu, Godswill Mrakpo, argued the application in favour of his client.

“It is my view that the court should give the respondents opportunity to show cause why restraining order should not be granted against them.

“The court shall give them time to respond, I want to hear from the respondents,’’ he said.

Mr. Abang refused a prayer seeking to serve the respondents through a substituted means.

He said the applicant did not place any material before the court to show he made any effort to serve the respondents which did not yield an result.

The senator was asking the court to restrain all the respondents and their agents from arresting and detaining him.

Mr. Abang adjourned hearing in the suit till Sept. 8 to enable the applicant to serve all the respondents with motion on notice. (NAN)

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  • TininiTanana

    Wayoo! Same Kashamu Judge fro Lagos. Gave perpetual injunction against the NDLA.

  • Goodluck

    I don’t have confidence in this judge called Abang.His verdict always favour Kashamu. No matter how long you Buruji runs from pillar to post.His past will always come back to haunt him. If Buruji is innocent as he’s claiming let him go and clear his name in America.
    -Comrade Goodluck

    • paul irumundomon

      How many American citizens do you have in Nigeria jail, wit all the crimes their companies commit in Nigeria and against Nigerians. This what Nigerians need to ask, we don’t support drug dealers, but how many of their citizens are we able to even investigate, let alone ask for extradition.

    • George

      Yeye black man Obama even refuses to visit his dead father grave to clear his name so why will Buruji visit USA to clear his name when he need nothing from USA.

      wHY NOT send Atiku to USA first to clear his name.