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Fresh Trouble for Kashamu as U.S. Court Upholds Ruling against Senator

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The worst fears of the Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, may not have been over after all.

A United States of America Appeals Court on Thursday upheld a ruling against him. Kashamu faces drug charges related to the hit TV show “Orange is the New Black.”

It is believed that his case is what has been made into the film.

Chicago prosecutors accuse Kashamu of heading a heroin trafficking ring in the 1990s.

But Kashamu who was elected Senator in 2015, has continued to argue that prosecutors want his dead brother instead.

In an April 2015 filing, Kashamu asked a district court to prevent his “abduction abroad by U.S. authorities.”

The court dismissed the complaint, and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling Monday.

It said U.S. agents’ attempt to arrest Kashamu in coordination with local authorities would not constitute “an attempted abduction.”

Kashamu had battled attempts to extradite him to the U.S. over the drugs charges in the twilight of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure.

Long ago, a dozen persons had pleaded guilty in the case, including Piper Kerman, whose memoir was adapted for the Netflix show.

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