Embattled Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has secured reprieve from Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, who insisted that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, cannot arrest him because of the current subsisting court orders.
Kashamu had prayed the court yesterday to nullify the provisional warrant of arrest obtained by the NDLEA in its quest to extradite him to the United States to face trial over alleged drug-related offences.
In a motion on notice he filed before the court, Kashamu sought for an order nullifying the NDLEA’s application to commence extradition proceedings against him in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS /479/2015 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In his submissions, Kashamu’s lawyer, Mr. R. Ajibola Oluyede, told the court that despite an existing order, the NDLEA is still making arrangements to extradite his client.
He urged the court to grant the motion in the interest of justice.
But NDLEA lawyer, O. Ichakpa, maintained that the agency had not taken any step to undermine the processes before the court.
After listening to the arguments of both lawyers, Justice Buba ordered that the NDLEA cannot in the face of subsisting judgement, orders of the court and processes filed and pending, enforce or put to effect the warrant of arrest of April 25, 2015.
The court also restrained the agency from arraigning Kashamu on the extradition process filed on April 28, 2015.
According to Justice Buba, the restraining orders are necessary so as not to get conflicting orders whilst cases are pending and judgements or orders are also subsisting, including committal proceedings.
The matter has been adjourned till June 19 for hearing.
Justice Buba had last week fixed the hearing of the contempt proceedings slammed on the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and the NDLEA Chairman by Prince Kashamu till June 19.

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