Kashamu’s extradition suit: Court awards N50k each to DSS, NDLEA

Kashamu’s extradition suit: Court awards N50k each to DSS, NDLEA

- The sum of N50,000 each has been awarded to DSS and NDLEA in a suit filed by Senator Kashamu

- The senator is asking the court in the suit to stop the respondents in the case from tampering with his freedom of movement

- The judge awarded the money after counsels to the defendants expressed dissatisfaction over the frequent adjournment

A Federal High Court (FHC) in Lagos on Thursday, June 6, awarded N50,000 each in favour of the State Security Service (DSS) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a suit that was brought before it by Senator Buruji Kashamu.

In the suit, the Kashamu is asking the court to stop his extradition to the United State to stand trial for drug charges, Vanguard reports.

Kashamu, who is also a senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the case labeled FHC/L/CS/930/2018 dragged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), commissioner of police, Lagos Police Command, DSS, NDLEA, and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) as respondent in the case.

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The senator is asking the court to stop the respondent and their officers from arresting him in any manner that would tamper with his personal freedom of movement.

In a ruling, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, gave the order, following the absence of the Kashamu’s lawyer, Mrs Ifeoma Esom. Justice Aneke asked Mr O.Bajela who appeared and J.N. Sunday who appeared for the DSS and NDLEA if they had seen a letter from the plaintiff counsel, seeking adjournment over another case she had at the Court of Appeal.

Responding, they expressed dissatisfaction over the frequent adjournment, on the grounds that the case had been adjourned severally at the instance of plaintiff. He added that it was the case of the plaintiff and they ought to exhibit diligence.

Consequently, the third defence counsel urged the court to award a cost of N100,000 in its favour against the plaintiff.

Justice Aneke also awarded the cost of N50,000 each in favour of the third and fourth defendants while it postponed the case till Thursday, October 31

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that a FHC in Lagos reportedly fixed Thursday, June 6, to reopen hearing in a suit by Senator Kashamu seeking to stop his extradition to the United States over alleged drug related charges.

Kashamu, who is the senator representing Ogun East senatorial district at the National Assembly, is urging the court to restrain the respondents and their agents from arresting or detaining him, in any manner whatsoever, or interfering with his right to personal liberty and freedom of movement.

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