Sunday, 6 May 2018

Appeal Court Verdict On Sen. Buruji Kashamu: “We Are Vindicated – CRL


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Non-Governmental Organisation Known as a coalition for rule of law (CRL) has said the verdict of Appeal court sitting in Lagos over the nullification of clause restraining the extradition of the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu has vindicated its stands otherwise.


In a press release by its national coordinator, Mr Tade Adebiyi in Abuja on Saturday and obtained by urban express news-online said the Appeal court verdicts delivered on Friday has once again re-affirmed its position that indeed sen. Buruji is actually wanted by the united state's Authorities in other for him to face trial for alleged drug trafficking

“Running away from allegation meted out against him in the United States   is making many Nigerians see him as fugitive”

“We, therefore, urged Nigeria’s federal government to, without further delay extradite the senator back to the United States to face his trial”


Tade said on February 8, 2017, the coalition for rule of law had written a letter addressed to the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stating the implication of continued failure of federal government in the delay extraditing the alleged senator, stating further that such decision was an embarrassment to the country as a whole. A copy of which it said was sent to united state Ambassador to Nigeria

It noted that part of what contained in a letter sent to the United States Ambassador also explains the recent Appellate court judgment justifying the need for kashamu to brought to trial in the United States

“Sen. Buruji Kashamu remains a big minus for mohammadu Buhari’s Administration adding that Nigerians abroad were being subjected to ridicule because of the case ‘’


The group recalled that the Senator, representing Ogun East had been “patronising President Muhammadu Buhari through newspaper interviews and advertorials.”


“If  the embattled Senator is not working for the Presidency, as he has been boasting, we urged the Federal Government to extradite him without further delay, failure to which we shall have no other option than to approach the court to seek the order of mandamus to compel the Attorney General to perform his official obligation”,  the statement added.

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