Obasanjo plotting my extradition to U.S. – Kashamu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Nigerian government are plotting with United States agents to extradite Buruji Kashamu to America to face drug related charges, the Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District has said.

Mr. Kashamu, who was elected in the March 28th National Assembly election, accused Mr. Obasanjo of instigating U.S. security agencies to apprehend him and ship him to the States.

In a petition to the National Human Rights Commission titled “Prince Buruji Kashamu: Abduction Plans By United States of America Agents in Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies in Nigeria,” the politician said that the plan for his extradition is in full swing.

The petition, dated April 15 and written by Ajibode Oluyede on behalf of Mr. Kashamu, called for an immediate investigation into the alleged plot.

“Kashamu has instructed that we bring certain important facts and records to your attention with regard to the illegality of this plan and the malicious and unpatriotic motives of those behind it and seek your urgent intervention in accordance with the jurisdiction expressly given to your commission by the National Human Rights Act 1995 as amended to carry out and (sic) inquiry into the matter in order to establish the culpability and compromise of certain institution in this despicable plan and to protect our client’s fundamental human right to liberty, life and dignity of the person.”

Mr. Kashamu faced drug related charges in the U.S. before he fled to the U.K. where repeated efforts by American officials to extradite him failed, before he returned to Nigeria.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP chieftain and 14 others were, in 1998, charged by a federal grand jury in the US for their alleged involvement in an international conspiracy to smuggle heroin into the U.S.

In 2009, Mr. Kashamu had, through a local counsel in the U.S., filed a motion to quash his arrest warrant and to dismiss the indictment against him on the ground that an English court had found that he was not the one charged with smuggling drugs into the US.

In September 2014, a U.S. Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal filed by Mr. Kashamu seeking to quash his indictment for smuggling drugs into the US.

The court upheld an earlier ruling, four months earlier, which equally dismissed the motion filed by the politician.

The appellate court noted that Mr. Kashamu did not want to be extradited to the US to stand trial on the “very serious criminal charges” against him.

“Although the United States has an extradition treaty with Nigeria, our government has made no effort to extradite him,” Judge Posner stated in the court’s ruling.

“He (Mr. Kashamu) is correct that the district court has no jurisdiction over him at present. But should he ever come to the United States, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, he could be put to trial in the federal district court in Chicago, since the indictment has no expiration date.”

Mr. Kashamu had, however, continued to insist that he was falsely indicted by the US courts, accusing the US judiciary of racism.

There is no love lost between Mr. Kashamu and Mr. Obasanjo; and both hail from the same Ogun State.

In January 2014, Mr. Obasanjo had sent incriminating documents to President Jonathan and the PDP leadership to support his claim that Mr. Kashamu is a fugitive from the US justice.

The former president had written to the party leadership one week earlier threatening to withdraw his membership from the party if they did not stop treating Mr. Kashamu with reverence.

“Since I stick in my practice of party politics to the hallowed and cherished principles enunciated above, I take this opportunity to let you know that while I continue to remain a card-carrying member of the party,” Mr. Obasanjo had said.

“I cannot and I will not subscribe to a wanted habitual criminal being installed as my zonal leader in the party; a criminal for whom extradition has been requested by the US Government.

“I will consider withdrawing my activity with PDP at Local, State, Zonal, and national levels until the anomalous and shameful situation is corrected.”

In February this year, Mr. Obasanjo renounced his membership of the PDP by publicly tearing his party membership card as the party moved to expel him, allegedly for anti-party activities.


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  • Ologbonlolode

    Hmmmmm …. how time changes!!! Isn’t this same Kashamu who was honored by GEJ? The guilty are really afraid o! If he is clean and not the one indicted in the States for drug related offense, he should be worried about coming here to clear his name. Yeye dey smell, no be small ooo.

  • Bishop

    Why can’t he go there and clear himself?

    • Mujiya

      Because there is no name to clear. The man is simply guilty of the crime and is scared even to pay a visit to the US embassy in Abuja talkless of going to the States. Anyway I’m sure GMB will only be too happy to extradite him when he assume office.

    • Tunsj

      Because he is scared that he might be convicted and sent to a Federal Prison and not State Prison. I will tell you right now that the US government will get him even if he is hiding in a cave.

    • kemi

      I wonder o

  • Ole

    Please go to court to restrain your extradition jare! De court will grant you all what you request from persona non grata to visit USA, perpetual injunction from arrest by Interpol, Extraordinary restraint from prosecution and whatever. Don’t worry. No shaking . nobody fit arrest you. Nobody fit uproot Kilimanjaro.You are Kilimanjaro. Nobody fit carry the Lagoon. You be Lagoon. Nobody fit Arrest Air. You are the air . Nobody fit stop moving train. You are a train. Nobody fit swallow elephant . You are an Elephant. Anybody we shake Kukute na himself he dey shake. You be KUKUTE! What else? Yes nobody fit arrest Albaghdadi the Caliph of ISIS. You are Bagdadi of Ogun state! Who else? Yes Nobody fit arrest God. To arrest you one must first arrest God, Gospel according to St. Fayose. Anofia!

    Na one by one God go catch all you wey de spoil this country and wey de give this country bad name. Rogue.

    You are a lucky man to have someone like Obasanjo plotting your extradition. If na me be OBJ, I go don arrange your abduction to USA long time. Bastard!

    • aisha ani

      When people jump bail, they keep a low profile but not Kashamu. Your days are numbered and we all know that these days, US law enforcement seem to have something against black people so it will not be easy.

  • Shimei

    Kudos to President Obasanjo for putting this drug baron on the edge. It’s rather unfortunate that he got elected into the Senate. But pray, what’s President Jonathan’s interest in assembling men with deviant traits like Musiliu Obanikoro, Peter Ayodele Fayose, Tompolo, Iyiola Omisore, Asari, Fani-Kayode, Gani Adams, Kashamu, Okupe, etc. Is Nigeria in scant supply of technocrats, honest and politically-savvy people? OBJ fight on!

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Drug Dealers cannot be Governors! The US will give him a fair trial. Extradite him.

  • BABUYANMA

    Dumbo Jonathan’s hero is scared?. This clearly summarized Jonathan legacy as a president.

  • Aparicion De La Todocampista

    Finally, good news in this country.

  • Wise Head

    When will Obasanjo stand trial for the massive looting that flourished under him as president? What about the Halliburton and Siemens scandals involving Obasanjo and his ministers? When will this so-called anti-corruption crusader be examined?

    • Comfortkay

      Wise Head if you have anything in hand that Baba OBJ looted Nigeria, go to Court and Present your evident, and if you have nothing at hand keep quite until death will take you away from this world.

  • shola

    Mr. Kashamu, if you claim you are innocent go and appear before the justice. You just have to.
    The sitting president of Kenya Mr. Kenyatta respected the ICC in Den Haag, appeared before the international criminal court
    in Den Haag and was declared not guilty.
    This has nothing to do with racism, “very serious criminal charges” against you can’t be racism motivated.
    What do you expect from the National Human Rights Commission? To plead you not guilty even before trial?
    Never try to misuse this commission. It can’t work.

    The impunity you and your Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP chieftain enjoyed for over 16years is over.

  • Haruna Suleiman

    The guilty indeed are afraid. If you know that you don’t have anything to hide then why are you scared. If you can’t willingly go back to the US to face charges then you should be extradited.

  • Big Boss

    Kasamu should have known this was coming to haunt him because politics anywhere is a full-contact game. If you can’t stand the, get the hell of the kitchen. I’m not sure if your right is being encroached here if there is a case established in the US that you must answer.

    You know deep down your gut you do have a case to answer.

    • burning spear

      mumu————what offence did abiola commit before obj urged the USA government to poison him and abacha—————was tinubu not convicted of a similar offece———-obj will not end well–none will know where he will give uop the ghost–i have never seen an eveil man in my entire life–

      • Big Boss

        Mr., you’re entitled to your ridiculous conspiratorial bullshit. What you won’t be allowed to do is some moral equivalence because of civilization and enlightenment that every other continent and almost all countries have experienced. But individuals like you would want us to continue to wallow in abject ignorant arguments like the one you’re pushing here.

        It doesn’t matter to you that the nation’s highest law-making body should be populated by individuals with unblemished character and integrity; we have them aplenty in this country. Why should we entrust our future in the hands of people with checkered background like your guy, Kasamu, when we have gazillions who can fulfill the mission of deliverying us from the grasp of this moochers.

        • Truthometer

          He is on hallucination drugs. The mere thought of returning back to his cave in otuoke has turned him to a nuisance. It’s better for you to ignore him. People may not know the difference between the two of you.

  • burning spear

    Igbos Must be Eliminated in Nigeria. – Dr Abraham Ariyo.

    In tunes with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an n American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”. what a shame

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

  • burning spear

    The issue here is beyond human comprehension was it not Buhari who helped Umaru dikko to escape–later arranged with Israelis to kidnap him–The Yorubas are the most evil-minded humans on earth————————often pretend to love the human race—–but are selfish to a fault–The only solution to this trouble is separation———————–as for the Igbos–who are struggling to team up with the Yorubas—well I wish them all the nest————–as for me and my people in the SS———-separation is our gaol

    • PolyGon2013

      Ole. You just made up that story about Buhari assisting Umaru Dikko to escape. Ibos will never tell the truth.

    • Enemona

      Yes, “separation is (y)our gaol”

  • burning spear

    Igbos Must be Eliminated in Nigeria. – Dr Abraham Ariyo.

    In tunes with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an n American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”. what a shame

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

  • Truthometer

    Your extradition paper has been finalized. We are only looking at the calendar for the Dday. Enjoy your short freedom to the fullest, for now. Henceforth, every knock on the door or door bell, shall continue to put fear in your wicked druggie heart. For your information, Goodluck Jonathan might do the extradition himself before he hands over to the new government. After all, he has nothing to lose again, after losing the presidential election. You want to take a bet?

  • Man_Enough

    there is even no need to send him to US. just collect the case file and charge him to court in nigeria. the days of impunity will be over as from 29th of may. for every criminal, there is a day of reckoning. kashumu’s day is at hand.

  • OmoLasgidi

    It is bad enough that his baron gave Nigeria and Nigerians a bad name for his involvement in such serious drug allegations, to now have a this peddler as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would be even a more serious affirmation that Nigerians condone crime. Every right-thinking Nigeria should applaud OBJ’s move to have this creep quarantined in jail in America. Aaron Hernandez with his millions of dollars was convicted – this shameless man knows he cannot escape justice in America! Instead of lying low in Nigeria, he still had the audacity to run and rig elections into the Senate? How can this man be rwferreed to as a distinguished Senator? What are we going to tell future generations of Nigerians?

  • Truthometer

    Buruji Kashamu’s extradition is long overdue. He can still be a senator in American jail. If Obasanjo is truly working on his extradition, I think Nigerians should thank for this singular service to his father’s land.

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  • favourtalk

    Why is he afraid? If you don’t have anything to fear, why won’t you visit a good country like USA?
    Imagine a man who wants to be in senate house on may 29?

  • burning spear

    In tune with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”.

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it. what a shame

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