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Senator-elect Kashamu Says Obasanjo, Interpol, US Plotting To Abduct Him ‎

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, (THEWILL) – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Ogun State Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, has raised the alarm over alleged plot to abduct him.

Accusing former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, of being behind the plot, Kashamu alleged that Obasanjo is working with the Interpol and the United States to execute the abduction plot and send him to the United States to answer charges on drug related indictment.

Kashamu raised the alarm in a petition he sent to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asking the commission to ‎investigate the alleged move to abduct him and forcibly send him to the US.

The petition titled: “Prince Buruji Kashamu: Abduction Plans By United States of America Agents in Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies in Nigeria.”, dated April 15th, 2015, and written on his behalf by his counsel, Mr Abiola Oluyede‎, was addressed to the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Professor Bem Angwe.

The document which was obtained by THEWILL, reads:‎ “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 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 ther person.”

According to Kashamu, despite several decisions both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom which exonerated him from the alleged offences, some politicians are desperate and had been putting pressure on the Attorney General of the Federation to resuscitate the US indictment against him in Nigeria and to instigate an extradition process against him on the accusations.

He alleged that the current plan to abduct him is an admission by the US authorities that there is no case against him and a design instigated and commissioned by Obasanjo who, according to him, seeks revenge against him for the comprehensive political defeat he (Obasanjo) suffered because of Kashamu in the PDP.

According to Kashamu, “Chief Obasanjo clearly felt obliged to leverage on his contacts with US security agencies, made as the Special envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for peace and Security in the great lakes region of Africa, to organise this illegal Kashamu abduction project.”

He further said that several people close to the AGF had warned him to watch his back because there were moves to have him extradited to the US despite the fact that up till date, the US authorities had not made a request for him to be extradited to the US as required by the Extradition treaty the US and Nigeria as well as the Nigerian Extradition law.

His petition said further : “Kashamu's enquiry revealed‎ that indeed there had been moves by US officials within the region to secure the assistance of the head of the INTERPOL division in Nigeria, Mr Solomon Arase, a Deputy Inspector General, for the arrest and delivery to the US officials of Kashamu for transportation to the US without following the due process required by the Nigeria Extradition Act.

“Mr Kashamu's informant revealed that Arase has confirmed that one Donna Chabot approached him in January 2015. The said Ms Chabot is an Attache Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the American Embassy route Des Almedies BP 49 Dakar Senegal and requested that INTERPOL Nigeria assist in the abduction of Kashamu for the purpose of his forcible transportation to the US to face trial before Judge Norgel.”