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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Press statement from NDLEA on Buruji Kashamu's house arrest

Read the press statement below...
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on May 23rd, 2015 placed Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu from Ogun State under house arrest. This is sequel to a formal request for extradition received from the Embassy of the United States of America pending his arraignment before the Federal High Court on Monday, May 25th.
Kashamu has been a target of both the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for over 20 years and was indicted in the Northern District of Illinois, United States on charges brought against him by ICE.
Kashamu, who U.S. court documents allege was known in his days as the leader of a prolific heroin trafficking ring based in Chicago, Illinois as “God,” “Daddy,” and “Kasmal,” is wanted to stand trial on charges of conspiracy and importation of controlled substances, namely heroin, into the United States dating back to 1994. Kashamu, who holds dual Nigerian/Beninese citizenship, has taken multiple preemptive actions to thwart U.S. extradition efforts such as making fanciful claims that his is a case of mistaken identity, and that his deceased brother is responsible for the crimes he is being sought after in the United States.
Kashamu has filed injunctions in federal court both in the Northern District of Illinois, United States and in Nigeria to prevent his arrest and prosecution. At the time of his arrest, NDLEA officers allowed Kashamu’s legal attorneys – Daniel Onamusi and Barrister Oloyede – and close family members including his wife and adult daughters to speak with him and attest to his well-being.
The NDLEA has assured Kashamu that he will be afforded all the protections of the law and will be given his day in court. Assertions that he will be bundled up under cover of darkness and whisked out of the country are untrue and should not be given any credence. We expect Kashamu as a senator-elect to demonstrate confidence in the Nigerian judicial system and not insinuate otherwise. Ofoyeju Mitchell Head, Public Affairs

85 comments:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Good job ndela. Lindaobserve

Davido's driver said...

Not a good day for him.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Oh!

Tyokever joy said...

Hmmmm you go fear "alhaji Chicago "

Sure Online News said...

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o

BLUNT said...

Seems Buhari has already taken over the reigns of power even before May 29th. Haba GEJ! See the way your men are being chased and caged while you're still C in C! Ejidi braini gi gwo ogwu?

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Lol for the first time I see someone refusing to visit the US.
Oga Akamu, I mean Kashamu go to US and be free from epileptic power supply and fuel scarcity.Wish I can visit US on ya behalf.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Let see how dis play out, and I wonder y dis arrest wasn't carried out way b4 now.

I hope they wil not disregard dis words we just read above bcos I don't trust all dis govt agencies.

igwe Adaobi said...

Why is his lawyers now lying and making it look like a political issue?
He should be arrested abeg.

igwe Adaobi said...

Why is his lawyers now lying and making it look like a political issue?
He should be arrested abeg.

Ijeoma Okafor said...

Now they r talking

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Anonymous said...

Yoruba people.
Drug dealers.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Buruji abeg no go die before Monday o! Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Buruji abeg no go die before Monday o! Linda take note!

7f098c19 said...

tunibu or tinubu anyone, obj or obasanjo thumbs up for all this wahala you are putting this man into. one day na one day, u will be like him. let just wait after may29, i will open your books. Engr Emy.

Anonymous said...

how many usa citizens that commits crimes in nigeria has been extradited to Nigeria? colonia masters are still incharge.

7f098c19 said...

tunibu or tinubu anyone, obj or obasanjo thumbs up for all this wahala you are putting this man into. one day na one day, u will be like him. let just wait after may29, i will open your books. Engr Emy.

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Nnamdi Onyia said...

When Obasanjo was lamenting about this drug baron called kashamu,people believed it was political...have u all seen the outcome?He should be extradited without further delay....at least..lets see if this is one credible thing this GEJ goverment has done....

Godswill mabilo said...

It's NDLEA son ok.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

God help, and save us frm wolves in sheeps clothings. OBJ handwork in dis.

KriZo 01 said...

Stop the victimisation!!!!!

Gabriel Afunwa said...

Why now that he has been elected Senator? This is bad belle at its height. When he was with Baba, nothing. Now that he won election under Jona's party, he is now under house arrest for possible extradition to the United states. Why should Ndlea play to the gallery? Why this time that it is few days to his inauguration to the Senate Chambers? If he is found guilty by a court then the law should take its cause because drug dealing is bad. But my problem is why wait till Baba started accusing him because they fell out before taking action?

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Anonymous said...

Shame on all Jonathan's supporters.... This is one of those criminals that surrounded him. One down!

snowflix said...

A trip to the US won't be a bad idea 'lol' #onelovefromsnow#

Subomi said...

Their statement clearly shows they believe he is guilty. oh Boy!

Anonymous said...

When will they go for bobo chicago?

Anonymous said...

Idiot! This is a result of a feud with obj. Why should GEJ get involved, especially as he is retiring?

Anonymous said...

First person to make a sensible comment. How come nothing has happened to this man since 1999?

Anonymous said...

@igwe, abegi shut up your toto. U talk nonsense always.

Anonymous said...

Just shut up your toto. Where is ur brain?

U need 2 no about islam, bcos jesus was a muslim said...

there is time 4 everything hope people would lean from it sha

Lee said...

This is what you get when a criminal trying to legitimized his fortune ventures into politics instead of a lucrative business !!!

Zenki Moye Brown said...

Someone is just refusing to visit US......Chai


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irabo bobby fera favor said...

Lol, Bonario, can u imagine, so it was true that he was a drugs barron before, kai! Na wa oh!

Opeyemi Omosebi said...

Hoping to see how this plays out in the end...

#Omoh

princess said...

Exactly! Why now? When he single handedly sponsored Obj's election he wasn't a drug baron. When will Nigerians rise to challenge Obj's wickedness?

He has be actively in politics since 2003 when he sponsored baba's election until they fell out and suddenly Obj remembered he is a drug baron and decided to witch haunt him.

It's so sad that our agencies av. Been turned to actualise such.. baba Iyabo! God is watching u

Anonymous said...

What of YERIMA and DINO MELAIYE or sth

Anonymous said...

Kashamu has always been fraudulent.i remember the role he played in sending oceanic bank underground with huge overdrawn accounts running into billions.
As of 2008,he was already wanted for drugs related charges in d US.its about time he faces the music.

Anonymous said...

@royal priesthood, your thinking faculty is very shallow...

oyindamola ashake said...

Hmmmm!

oyindamola ashake said...

Hmmmm!

Anonymous said...

and where are you from Anon? idiot

Anonymous said...

obj there is GOD OOOOO

Anonymous said...

Princess or whatever you called ursef it's sad u open that ur dirty mouth n saying this rubbish supporting a criminal,shame on u n a disgrace to this nation.

Anonymous said...

Princess or whatever you called ursef it's sad u open that ur dirty mouth n saying this rubbish supporting a criminal,shame on u n a disgrace to this nation.

Anonymous said...

Please come and carry me, I am culprit. I want to visit the United States

Anonymous said...

Because he has been running around.And when he finally settled in Nigeria,he was given presidential lifestyle because of his heavy funding of the ruling party.please use that little thing on your skull called a brain,it works you know?

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha lmao drugs baron your English sha

Anonymous said...

Obj's fury knows no bound. I remembered what happened in Imo state in 2007, when he refused a certain senator that was contesting for Imo Gov to be elected. Just bcos the man offended him by thwarting his third term bid presidential reelection. He saw it as a betrayal and dealt with the senator. Obj is so so vindictive. Kashimu should ve known better.
When Obj is out for you, he doesn't look backward. He fights to finish.
Pele Kashimu. OYO is your case.
You should ve sorted this ish out secretly with baba Iyabo. Pele oooh.

Anonymous said...

So it's politically motivated....
Vengeance Vengeance Vengeance has ninety shades of Obj. Lwkmd.
Shebi dem be aburo.
They should leave us alone jare.
Who dey helepu????

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahaaaa

Chi chi said...

For some reason I feel sorry for him. He seemed victimised.

May God be with you and may you find mercy with him.

I am not in anyway in support of crime but my spirit feels sorry for him.

Anonymous said...

Both him and Thiefnubu were running the cartel together. So why implicate only the Prince?
Ole Oler Olest .

Anonymous said...

Why would Obj opened his anus now? Cos his no longer loyal to him. Mchewwwwwwwwwww

Anonymous said...

Gerrroutta here sharpaly.
Hediot/shediot.
Which Jesus was a Muslim?
Ooh, I remember, Mohammad man is dead.

Anonymous said...

Lwtmb ooh. Abi ooh
Me wan go too. I'm fed up with Naija.
At least I will see 24/7 light, clean tap borne water to drink, eat better food. See Jayz and queen bey, wave at Kim kardash n her honey boy Kanye. Say hello to Maria Carey n her twinny. Then run into Chris Brown my Lee Boo n finally have my fairy tale wedding.
Kashimu na me bi dat ur brother/sister wey commit d offence, abeg Ndlea should come n whisk me away to the US joor.
Nonsense n Ingredients.

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Lol

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Lol

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Anonymous said...

And who is Obasanjo supposed to be ? Still ruling us behind d scene ?at what age ? Since when ?? Buruji Kasamu all of a sudden since 20years ago? Haba ...we all cried for people who were actually caught in the act,jailed and executed in Indonesia few weeks ago..what makes Kasamu's case worse or different that he is not getting most people's sympathy??is it a crime to be in opposition party?

Anonymous said...

Even if it WAS true ... Can u imagine what others did 20years+ back ? We just elected by deciet Gen who snatch power by Coup...wonderin why we being biased and unfair in this case...this is a citizen of Nigeria for God sake...everyone wanted mercy for those executed in Indonesia..why is someone Obasanjo usin us to send our own brother to the US prisons ? For personal gains and show of power ? Can anyone curse Obasanjo etc already ?????

Anonymous said...

Guys lets not lose sight of the facts. A drug dealer is a drug dealer. The U.S. Is not like Nigeria who eill come after an innocent man. He is a drug dealer, had no business ruling hard working Nigerian like you and I.

Anonymous said...

Guys lets not lose sight of the facts. A drug dealer is a drug dealer. The U.S. Is not like Nigeria who eill come after an innocent man. He is a drug dealer, had no business ruling hard working Nigerian like you and I.

Anonymous said...

I for one know obasanjo is going to die a slow and painful death, for all the pains he has single handedly caused Nigerians. But wat can I say it's typical of yuroba ppl, back stabbers and betrayers even to their own families. If you are keeping a yuroba person as friends better have a 8D eyes..and also evidence of dirty deeds hook them at the jugular in case dey decide to perfect their back stabbing rituals on you..mother fuckers

Anonymous said...

TINUBU MUST BE NEXT O!! OR ELSE THIS WILL BE UNFAIR!!!!

Tolu said...

Wish he committed the crime in Indonesia not USA

marvellous kemele said...

I hope d govt does nt over shadow ndlea o.u knw our government nah

ebonydoc said...

Which of dem do u know of? Because I do not know and haven't heard of any!

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Caris Wooler said...

Buruji some names sha...

Caris Wooler said...

Lmao....they wan bundle am enter US,with or without valid visa,lucky oga kashamu,are we even sure that is his real name (kashamu buruji)which kain name be dis sef.

FEMAT-POPSON said...

Opposition don start again ooOooo

Lucasbalo said...

The chicken is coming home to roost. The arms of Uncle Sam are long and can reach anywhere in the world. The Feds are waiting for him at MIC jail in downtown Chicago.

Anonymous said...

You are retarded and please it's Jesus. So he left cos it's compulsory to rape 13yr old...smh

Anonymous said...

Gbam Gbam Gbam

Anonymous said...

Kasham and Shodipe are their family surnames if u neva here u don here be that we stay in the same st. In Agbole Olowu ijebu igbo ! If you know their family u will arrest all of dem say nah all of dem commit cos they all looked alike but Buruji is not the Man that commited dis Sin it is his late broda Alh. Tele Kasham Shodipe ...I wonda what ppl don't no they are saying Shit Na wa for dis country

Anonymous said...

Hey do you no your Daddy business? Go and ask him his a Baron too idiot go carry ur papa jet cumcarry am go Us murtherfucker

Anonymous said...

Do u him ? Cum out in person and tell us idiot ! Waiting be ur own business ?? Thief

Anonymous said...

Nah u carry am go Mecca before ? How u take no sayhim be Alh. U better shut ur dirty mouth

Anonymous said...

I SENSE VICTIMIZATION HERE! WHY HAVEN'T THEY ARRESTED HIM SINCE.THIS SHOWS THAT NOBODY STEPS ON TINUBU AND OBJ TOES AND GETS AWAY

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