By Yemi Adebowale
Ajibola Oluyede, counsel to embattled Ogun State Senator-elect on Thursday disclosed that armed NDLEA official had gained entrance into the residence of Mr. Kashamu and were now fully in his bedroom.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Channels Television, he said that Mr. Kashamu has been confined to his bathroom as the NDLEA officials were now in his bedroom. “I have been speaking with Kashamu through the door. Over 12 armed men are now in his bedroom”, he said.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said that its operatives’ visit to Buruji Kashamu’s home Saturday was to confine him to his residence pending his appearance in court on Monday to perfect extradition proceedings to the United States.
However, a Court in Lagos had issued a ruling ordering NDLEA operatives who had laid a siege on Mr. Kashamu’s home in Lagos, since the early hours of Saturday, to vacate the politician’s house.
The NDLEA has dismissed the court order, saying it would not stop it from performing its statutory responsibilities “in a lawful manner”.
Mr. Kashamu was cleared by a UK Court in 2006.
In the October 6, 2000 judgment, District Judge Tim Workman quashed a committal order against Kashamu after finding that the US Government concealed vital identification evidence. In the October 10, 2000 judgment, District Judge Workman, after a full trial, declared that Kashamu had no case to answer.