The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has rejected claims by Senator Buruji Kashamu that it disobeyed court orders stopping moves to extradite him to the United States for alleged drug-related offences.
In a counter affidavit brought before a Federal High Court in Abuja by its counsel Mike Kassa on Thursday, NDLEA averred that at no time did any court in Nigeria bar any other security outfit from extraditing Kashamu to the USA.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered the service of Kashamu’s application seeking to commit the former Director General of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade to prison for contempt of order of court to the parties in the matter as brought by his counsel R. A. Ajibola.
But the NDLEA claimed that the order of 2010 by a Lagos High Court presided by Justice Okon Abang was that any plan to extradite him by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the NDLEA must be in compliance with the Extradition Act, 2004.
The agency also stated that it was not a respondent to a suit with No. FHC/ABJ/CS/479/2015 which Kashamu (PDP, Ogun West) alleged was disobeyed and which is sought to commit it and its chairman for contempt.
The suit has been adjourned to January 26 for hearing.