Court Orders NDLEA Operatives To Vacate Kashamu’s Residence

Temporary reprieve came the way of embattled Ogun State senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, as a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to vacate his Lagos residence.

Justice Ibrahim Buba, who gave the order while ruling on a committal application filed by Kashamu’s lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, also directed the men of the Nigeria Police to ensure that NDLEA operatives vacate Kashamu’s residence immediately “without a free-for-all.”

The NDLEA had, on Saturday, placed Kashamu on house arrest pending his scheduled appearance in court on Monday.

But contrary to expectation, the NDLEA could not produce Kashamu in court on Monday as the PDP chieftain reportedly refused to yield to attempts to take him to court.

The PDP chieftain, according to the Agency, had insisted that the NDLEA must produce a warrant of arrest in line with the extradition treaty before he can be taken to court.

Also on Monday, Kashamu filed a contempt proceedings against the attorney general of the federation and the chairman of the NDLEA before Justice Buba, alleging that they disobeyed an order of another judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang, directing all parties before him to maintain status quo pending the final determination of the suit.

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