- The ordeals of Senator Buruji Kashamu may be far from over
- A group, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum (AIF) has petitioned the AGF and the U.S Department of Justice
- The AIF's petition made a case on why Senator Kashamu should be extradited to face trials in the U.S
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A group, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum (AIF) has petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami SAN and the United States of America Department of Justice, Washington.
The AIF's petition made a case on why Senator Buruji Kashamu should be extradited to face alleged criminal trials against him in the United States of America.
In a press statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, July 7, the group accused Kashamu of hiding under judicial cover to evade justice.
Chairman of the anti-corruption group, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, said Senator Kashamu was abusing court processes in a desperate bid to continue to run away from his alleged career crime in the United States of America.
Kpokpogri said: “If the U.S. Department of Justice is willing to extradite Mr Buruji Kashamu, such request would be granted easily now since the Nigerian court has not thrown its weight to the UK Magistrate Court's decision over the extradition of Mr Kashamu.
“Mr Kashamu was able to restrain the Nigerian Attorney General from executing an extradition request by the United States in a judgment cited in suit No: 49/2010 at the Federal High Court in Abuja but the matter is currently being appealed because it appears the judgment in suit No: 49/2010 was based on a UK Court ruling on the same matter and was probably misconstrued for an acquittal.”
He, however, said it does not amount to acquittal as stated in section 4(a) (b) of the Extradition Act.
Comrade Kpokpogri, therefore, called on the federal government to avail the US government all necessary assistance to enable her to extradite Senator Kashamu to face criminal charges in the north-American country.
He promised to address a press conference in Abuja to release pieces of evidence on reasons why the US government should immediately extradite Senator Kashamu for prosecution in the US.
Senator Kashamu is not new to controversy in his private and political life.
Nine months ago, three ambulances and a 500KVA transformer supposedly meant as a constituency project were reportedly recovered in the Ogun-born politician's home.
The recovery was made by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
The ICPC said the items recovered at his office in Ijebu Ode were part of 2016 constituency projects meant to be distributed to Ogun East senatorial district.
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