A report says the Federal Government will be demanding an extradition request from the United States’ Justice Department for Senator Buruji Kashamu any time soon.
ThePUNCH said it learnt from a source that the Nigeria’s Ministry of Justice desire the move following a recent ruling that declared Kashamu could be arrested and extradited if necessary.
“With the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal, the coast is now clear to file fresh extradition proceedings.
“The US government has been told to make a fresh request for the senator after the former extradition proceedings were dismissed”, said the source.
He added that as soon the US government “sends a fresh request, the new extradition proceedings will be commenced.”
However, Senator Kashamu said the judgement by the Appeal Court had nothing to do with extradition. He blamed the media for spreading a rumour. The senator is wanted in the U.S. for drug-related offences, but he continued to maintain his innocence. Kashamu has always maintained his deceased brother who has a semblance with him was responsible.