Extradiction: Court Reaffirms Kashamu’s Judgements Against FG

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Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja sitting in Abuja yesterday told a serving senator from Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu to go ahead and execute the two previous judgements he got from the court stopping the federal government from forcibly transporting him to the United States of America (USA), to face trial.

The senator had approached the court for an order to  prohibit the police and the Department of State Security Service (DSS) from arresting and transporting him to the United States to answer charges on drug- relates offences but the court told him to go ahead and execute the judgements he got in his favour.

The judge, who ruled on the submission of police and one Hon Oladipupo Adebutu, held that if Buruji was sure of himself, and is a fact that police and the DSS were taking steps to arrest and extradite him to the United States, he should execute the two earlier judgments obtained against the federal government.

Abang in the ruling said that it was not necessary for the Federal High Court to issue a fresh order against the defendants in the matter since the same court had delivered two judgments in his favour on the subject matter.

Sen Buruji had approached the Federal High Court seeking an order to bar the police and the DSS from forcefully arresting and  extraditing him to US to go and face trial on alleged drug- related offences.

He premised his case on the grounds that he had information that operatives of the police and the DSS were taking steps to abduct him by force and extradite him to the US.

In his motion on notice filed by his counsel, Mr Godswill Mrakpor, the senator claimed that unless the court grants him the injunctive order, his security would be put in jeopardy by rhea security operatives.

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