Buruji Kashamu vs NDLEA: Senator Thanks Media, Judiciary

Buruji Kashamu vs NDLEA: Senator Thanks Media, Judiciary

The embattled Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu released a press statement to express the words of gratitude to all who contributed in the resolution of the crisis between him the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The six-day long saga ended with the lift of the siege on the Lagos residence of the Ogun politician on May 28, 2015, Thursday.

Buruji Kashamu vs NDLEA: Senator Thanks Media, Judiciary
Buruji Kashamu addresses media, judiciary.

Read the abstracts from his statement below:

I apologize to my neighbours in Lekki Phase 1, especially the management, members of staff and pupils of The Lagoon School, for all the pains and inconveniences you were subjected to. I know that you could not open the school throughout last week because of the barricade mounted by the fully armed and stern-looking NDLEA operatives. As an entrepreneur and a parent, I know the quantum of the loss you and your children have suffered as a result of the siege.

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For the six days, I was denied access to my doctors despite having challenges with my blood and sugar levels. They rose astronomically, yet they would not budge.

So quite naturally, after those who illegally invaded my house left on Thursday night, I was rushed to a private hospital where I am presently receiving treatment.

Although, I plan to address the media, Nigerians and the whole world on my present travails and the intricate web of politics and manoeuvrings that led to it soon, I cannot wait to say thank you to all those who stood my me through the six dark days and nights.

I have been traumatized and unjustly victimized but your fervent prayers, solidarity and support kept me. I thank you for standing by me. May the almighty Allah Subhana wa tala, who has been my refuge and stay, stand by you all.

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I am really grateful to the media and the judiciary and would forever live to cherish these institutions and their personnel. Words would fail me in showing my appreciation to you, but know that I owe you a debt of gratitude that I may never be able to repay.

It would be noted that Legit.ng did not make the list of media houses and organisations that received a particular, personal, thanks from the senator-elect. This is despite the fact that only the first two news on the siege, dated May 23, have been read by over 170,000 of Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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