OrderPaperToday – The Senate has commenced investigation into fresh allegations of moves by the  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  to abduct  Sen. Buruji  Kashamu to the United States.

The investigation is being anchored by its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions whose Chairman, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, met with Kashamu’s solicitor on Wednesday in Abuja.

Sen. Anyanwu directed all parties involved in the allegation including former Chairman of (NDLEA), Ahmed Giade and the Director General of NDLEA should maintain status quo pending the committee’s investigation.

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“This matter is before the senate and we think status quo should remain until we look at the issues in the petition and come up with a position,’’ he said.

He added that while Mr Giade and the Attorney General had agreed to appear before the committee on the matter, the NDLEA boss wrote to be excused because the case was before the Court of Appeal.

The Solicitor to Sen. Kashamu, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede alleged that there were plans to extradite the lawmaker to the United States to be tried afresh.

“This is what is being planned currently against Sen. Kashamu and we have it on very good authority and you will see we have quoted from an agent of the NDLEA, a sympathetic agent,” the solicitor said.

He added: “The reason we are here is that you should be able to look into this matter. Yes, there are certain aspects of this matter pending in court but there are aspects of it that the court can never look at.

“The court is not going to look into the internal workings of a government institution and find out whether those who have been appointed to hold office in that institution have carried out their duties in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“ It is only this Hallowed Chamber that has the supervisory power to look into what the executive is doing and find out whether the executive is actually complying e with the statutes that emanates from this chamber.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. i will advise kasamu to voluntarily make himself available to the united state drug agency,
    and clear his name out of this issue,
    since his not a drug baron.
    prince,i guess am wright?
    and before we know it,you are back,
    trust buhari.

  2. Kashimo Let sleeping dogs lie! He has committed no crime in Nigeria we can’t just throw him to Yankee without proof!!!

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