Leave Bode George, Oyinlola, Oni Out Of Your US Drug Ordeal—Oni's Aide Tells Kashamu

By Lereola Oyinka

Former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni has described as shameless, claim by controversial businessman and self-appointed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Ogun State, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, that he (Oni), former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George and former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola were behind the media reports on the last Monday's Appeal Court judgment, vacating an order of perpetual injunction granted by Justice Okechukwu Okeke (rtd.) of the Federal High Court, restraining the Attorney-General of the Federation from extraditing Kasamu to the US to answer charges on alleged drug-related offences.

Oni, who advised Kashamu to go and sort out whatever criminal matters that he had with the government of the United States of America instead of running from one court to another, seeking court orders to stop the Federal Government from extraditing him, said; "a clear conscience they say fear no accusation."

Kashamu had said that he had information that Chief Bode George was at the head of those bent on blackmailing him for cheap political gains and that he (Bode George) was being assisted by Oyinlola and Oni.

Reacting, Oni's Media Aide, Mr Lere Olayinka said, it was so shameless that a character like Buruji Kashamu could be associated with decent people in Nigeria because; "no child of Oni's father will be associated with the kind of crime he (Kashamu) is alleged to be associated with and still be

He challenged Kashamu to go to the US and clear himself of the allegations against him, instead of trying to drag decent people into issues concerning his messy past that is obviously hunting him.

He said further that it was now clear that Kashamu, who always boasted of having the entire judiciary under his armpit was now meeting judges who cannot be bought and looking for scape goats for his travails.

Olayinka queried; "Was it Bode George, Oyinlola or Oni that made him (Kashamu) not to go to school when his peers were doing so but instead opted for petty crimes?

"Was the trio of Bode George, Oyinlola and Oni responsible for his committing crime, to the extent that he is now being hunted by the US government?

"And if the US government had not asked the Federal Government for Kashamu's extradition as he claimed, why did he rush to the Federal High Court to get an injunction, restraining the Attorney-General of the Federation from entertaining or making any order whatsoever in respect of

any request by the US Government for his extradition to the

US to answer charges on alleged drug-related offences?

"If the Court Appeal now refused to sustain the injunction he fraudulently obtained from one of his henchmen at the Federal High Court, was Oni, Oyinlola or Bode George part of the Appeal Court Panel that gave the judgment?

"If truly it was his look-alike brother that was actually involved in the drugs crime in the US and that the look-alike brother is dead as he claimed, what is stopping Kashamu from surrendering himself to the US government to clear himself?

"And was it also Kashamu's look-alike brother that escaped from the Customs cell when Oyinlola was Lagos State Administrator? Was it his dead look-alike brother that wrecked the bank in Cotonou with $120 million scam? Was it his dead look-alike brother that obtained N5 billion from Oceanic Bank and refused to pay?

"As per the mysterious Kashamu's look-alike brother, where is his picture? When and where did he die? Where was he buried? Where is his birth, marriage and death certificates? Where are his wife and children?

"Isn't it funny that Kashamu is just realising that every crime will have its own payback time?

"Like we have maintained in the past, Kashamu should carry his cross alone and leave decent Nigerians out of his present travails, which must obviously be a payback for his crimes."