US Appeals Court Affirms Extradition Of Drug Lord Turned Nigerian Senator Kashamu

by Ike Obudulu Last updated on March 13th, 2017,

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois, has again affirmed the ruling of a lower court for the extradition of Ogun State senator, Buruji Kashamu, to stand trial for drugs crimes.
The presiding judge, Richard Posner, said Mr. Kashamu must be extradited to the United States as he had failed to make any compelling case to the contrary.
While upholding the decision of the district court, Mr. Posner said the U.S. law enforcement agents could come to Nigeria to arrest Mr. Kashamu or be assisted by Nigerian security agencies in effecting his apprehension and subsequent extradition.
No law prevents U.S. authorities from “being present when foreign officers are effecting an arrest or from assisting foreign officers who are effecting an arrest” the Chicago Tribune quoted Mr. Posner as saying.
Mr. Kashamu has been fighting his extradition to the United States for several years.
Mr. Kashamu, first elected senator from Ogun East Senatorial District in 2015, has maintained his innocence in the drugs charges.
But the United States authorities remained adamant in their quest to bundle him out of Nigeria and make him face trial in an American court.

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