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Thursday, 28 May 2015

NDLEA refuses to vacate Kashamu’s home despite promises


*Buruji Kashamu


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agencyon Thursday, beefed up its presence around the Lekki, Lagos residence of the embattled Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu‎, despite its promise on Wednesday to obey the court order, ordering the agency to vacate the place.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had mandated the operatives of the agency to vacate Kashamu’s mansion on Oladipo Omotosho Street, Lagos.

Another court judgment
on Wednesday restrained the NDLEA and other security agencies in Nigeria from unlawfully arresting Kashamu ‎and extraditing him to the United States over drug-related offences.

Our newsman, who was at the area as of 3.30pm on Thursday, observed that the number of the operatives had increased compared to the number of NDLEA officials that were on the ground on Wednesday.

The operatives were fully on the alert while vehicular and human movement have been completely restricted on the street.

Kashamu has been at loggerheads with the NDLEA over an order claimed by the latter to have been received from the United States Government, requesting extradition of the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain for drug-related‎ offences

The agency, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, had on Wednesday, promised to obey the court order.

The statement did not say when it would leave the residence.

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