Senator Buruji Kashamu

Senator Kashamu is absolutely afraid for his life, according to his lawyer Ajibola Oluyede who spoke with SaharaReporters during an interview.

“The US has no legal right to extradite Senator Kashamu, according to their own Court,” he told SaharaReporters.

He added that “until he received formal notification from the US that they will not pursue these charges against him, he will continue fearing for his life.”

In an attempt to stop the efforts of the United States to abduct him from Nigeria, Senator Buruji Kashamu of Ogun State, has filed a suit in the Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

Through his lawyers, Kashamu recently said, "the threatened abduction violates the Treaty between the United States and Nigeria and due process under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

The defendants of the suit are US Attorney General, Eric Holder, the US Department of Justice, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and others.

Kashamu's lawyer said, "this is an action for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief based on the information received by Plaintiff Kashamu leading him to believe that he will be subject to an imminent illegal abduction in Nigeria by United States law enforcement officials, acting with Nigerian officials designed to transport him to the United States to stand trial on pending alleged drug offenses without going through the extradition procedures."

Sentar Kashamu has made two other attempts to get the charges dropped by US courts. He is facing extradition charges from Nigeria because narcotics trafficking he committed in the United States in the 1990s.

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