The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed that the Ogun State Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu will be confined to house arrest in his Lagos residence until Monday when he is expected to appear in court to perfect his extradition to the United States.
Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, said that the operation is in line with the legal process of extradition. “The Agency has commenced extradition procedures against Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu in line with the laws of country. He has been in contact with his attorneys and will appear in court on Monday” Giade stated.
The residence of Mr. Buruji was raided by narcotic operatives at about 5am on Saturday, May 23.
The embattle South West leader of the PDP had threatened that he will commit suicide if NDLEA operative forcefully invade his residence.
Meanwhile, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has denied any involvement in the arrest of Mr. Kashamu. The denial followed allegations that he was behind the ordeal of the senator-elect who stood on his way to taking full leadership of the PDP in the South West.
“For all intent and purposes, the issue relating to Prince Buruji Kashamu is not political and I as a governor does not have anything to do with it.” Fayose said.