Extradition: Kashamu arrested by NDLEA, threatens to commit suicide
Contrary to widespread report that Peoples Democratic Party Senator-Elect and prominent businessman, Buruji Kashamu, has been picked up by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the politician is still holed up in his Lekki, Lagos home as of 3.05pm on Saturday.
While the NDLEA has yet to make an official statement on the reason for laying a day-long siege to Kashamu home, the media aide to the Ogun East Senator-Elect, Austin Oniyokor, told our correspondent on the telephone that the operatives of the anti-narcotic agency were still outside Kashamu’s mansion in Lekki.
“They are still outside; they have not left,” he said in low tone.
When asked about the whereabouts of his principal, Oniyokor, who had described the siege as illegal, said, “He is here; he is inside.”
Spokesman for NDLEA, Mitchel Ofoyeju, told our correspondent at 3pm that he had yet to get to his office in Ikoyi to clarify the development.
“In situations like this, you cannot just confirm anything. When I get to the office, I should be able to clarify the things involved,” he added.
If certain information on the Internet is anything to believe, Kashamu may be on his way to the US on Friday, May 29, the day of the inauguration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, via Delta Airline, to face his controversial alleged drug-related charges.
Meanwhile, Kashamu has threatened to commit suicide if the operatives are not asked to leave his residence.
He said “I will commit suicide should NDLEA forces surrounding his house in Lekki break his bedroom door,”
Kashamu added that the people surrounding his house are masked and were operating illegal, adding that he will accept house arrest until Monday when a competent court can decide on the legality of extradition.