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Extradition: You Don’t Require A Court Order – Court Tells Kashamu

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 08, (THEWILL) – The Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared that Senator Buruji Kashamu does not require a court order against the Federal Government from extraditing him to the United States.

Kashamu, had in a fresh application, urged the court to prohibit the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting and extraditing him to the U.S to answer charges on drug-relates offences.

However, the judge, Justice Okon Abang, declined the request, saying the senator, representing Ogun West in the Senate, should execute the two previous court judgments that was delivered.

Abang held that if Kashamu was sure that police and the DSS were taking steps to arrest and extradite him, he should execute the two earlier judgments obtained against the federal government.

He said it was not necessary for the 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.

“On this issue of the alleged plan by the respondent to abduct the applicant, I am aware that the applicant has various court judgments in his favour,” Abang said.

“If he is apprehensive, and is so sure of himself and his facts, he is at liberty to execute the various judgments.

“The two judgments are still subsisting and therefore the applicant requires no court order against the respondents.”

Story by David Oputah.