The week-long siege to the home of Ogun State Senator-elect, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has finally been lifted by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The siege was an attempt to arrest Kashamu, who’s wanted in the United States on drug related offenses, and extradite him to the U.S. following a purported extradition request from that country’s embassy in Nigeria.
The operatives have now retreated from Kashamu’s residence and the politician, we learnt, has regained his freedom for the first time since Saturday.
Two separate court rulings, on Tuesday and Wednesday, had ordered NDLEA to vacate Kashamu’s property and the Wednesday ruling banned all agencies of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from arresting him or extraditing him to the United States.
More details later…