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Again, Court Stops Extradition of Kashamu to US

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday restrained Federal Government from taking another steps to extradite the former Senator Buruji Kashamu, to the United States of America on allegation of complicity in illicit drug deal.

Justice Okon Abang, in a judgment, held that no fresh application for Kashamu’s extradition could be initiated when previous judgments of the Federal High Court in Abuja and Lagos prohibiting the extradition moves had not been set aside by superior courts.

The judge noted that while the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation successfully obtained a judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, delivered on May 4, 2018, dismissing the restraining order in suit marked 508/2015, the AGF failed to appeal the other judgment in the suit marked 49/2010.

“The fact that the restraining order in the judgment in suit 49/2010 dated January 6, 2014 is still valid and subsisting, it is not a matter of sentiment,” the judge ruled.

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