Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Extradition: Kashamu Challenges Appeal Court Decision, Approaches Supreme Court
The lawmaker representing Ogun East senatorial district, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has approached the Supreme Court asking it to enforce his rights.
Through his lawyers, Senator Kashamu filed two notices of appeal at the apex court, urging it to set aside the judgement of the Court of Appeal which dismissed his fundamental rights suit on Friday last week.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday in Lagos after filing the suit, the lawmaker noted that the appellate court erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice by dismissing his objections.
He also argued that his affidavit before the Court of Appeal was full of facts showing the conclusion of a plot by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and others to purportedly abduct and transport him to the United States to face trial over alleged offences in respect of which he had been exonerated.
Senator Kashamu added that the Court of Appeal was wrong in assuming that he ought to wait until the plot to have him abducted had been executed before he approached the court for redress.
He further took a swipe at certain interpretations given to the Court of Appeal judgment.
The lawmaker urged the Attorney-General Of the Federation not to allow his office to be used to punish an innocent Nigerian, in a bid to satisfy the desire of some political opponents or external forces whose interest was to seek and gain political advantage.