Court Gives SSS, Police Opportunity To Justify Kashamu’s Extradition To U.S

Buruji KashamuA Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that an application against the extradition of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, to the United States, be served on the State Security Services and the Police.

The court, on Tuesday, withheld its decision on whether to restrain the SSS from extraditing Mr. Kashamu to face drug-related charges in the U.S.

Justice Okon Abang directed the applicant to serve the motion on the director-general of SSS, Inspector-General of Police and Oladikupo Adebutu.

He gave the order after counsel to Mr. Kashamu, Godswill Mrakpo, argued the application in favour of his client.

“It is my view that the court should give the respondents opportunity to show cause why restraining order should not be granted against them.

“The court shall give them time to respond, I want to hear from the respondents”, he said.

Mr. Abang refused a prayer seeking to serve the respondents through a substituted means.

He said the applicant did not place any material before the court to show he made any effort to serve the respondents which did not yield any result.

The senator was asking the court to restrain all the respondents and their agents from arresting and detaining him.

Mr. Abang adjourned hearing in the suit till Sept. 8 to enable the applicant to serve all the respondents with motion on notice. (NAN)



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