The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that it on Monday, June 1, 2015, served a notice of application to the Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, for his extradition to the United States.
NDLEA spokesman, Mr. Mitchel Ofoyeju, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
He said that the application was secured through the chief judge, Federal High Court, Abuja, in a suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015.
Ofoyeju said: “In an application made to the Chief Judge, Federal High Court, Abuja, in suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation is seeking the extradition of Buruji Kashamu to answer alleged drug trafficking charges.
“This is in line with the Extradition Act CAP, E25 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (as modified by Extradition Act Modification Order, 2014). The notice of the suit was officially served on Kashamu by the NDLEA on June 1, 2015.”
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has commended the NDLEA for the step taken in the extradition case.
The letter of commendation, which was signed by the Chairman, House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Jagaba Adams Jagaba, stated that the agency’s action would go a long way in building the confidence of the international community in Nigeria.