It's Paul Olarewaju's Blog Again!!!: Senator-Elect, Buruji Kashamu Hid In The Toilet For 6 Days During NDLEA Raid - Lawyer


Friday, 5 June 2015

Senator-Elect, Buruji Kashamu Hid In The Toilet For 6 Days During NDLEA Raid - Lawyer

It is no longer news that Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu is currently wanted by the United States government for alleged drug offences. Well, the new gist about the senator elect is that his lawyer has revealed that the Senator-elect actually hid in his apartment’s toilet in Lagos for six days as Nigerian anti-narcotic agents raided his home and placed him under house arrest two weeks ago.

The lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, told a federal court in Lagos that Mr. Kashamu remained in hiding while 20 masked operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency took over his bedroom.

In his words:

"The only reason they left was because I signed an undertaking,” Mr. Oluyede said. “My client was in a toilet for six days with 20 masked armed men in his bedroom. So, I signed the undertaking before
they left. They should not claim to have obeyed the order of the court.”

Mr. Kashamu’s lawyer urged the court to nullify any warrant of arrest that might have been obtained by the NDLEA from any source in an attempt to extradite his client.

Repeating his earlier orders, Justice Buba said:

"At the expense of being repetitive, the defendants who are alleged contemnor are once again ordered not to do anything that will undermine the suit before the court. It is the duty of all parties to obey the order of court".

"Therefore, counsel should note that the motion to set aside the orders of court and the main application has not been argued. So the court has to adjourn this matter in order for parties to be served appropriately so that justice can be done".

The suit has been adjourned to June 19th for hearing of contempt proceedings against the former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, and the NDLEA Chairman.

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