BREAKING NEWS: Buruji Kashamu Is Not Wanted Within British Jurisdiction; We Have No Interest In His Case – UK Government

BREAKING NEWS: Buruji Kashamu Is Not
Wanted Within British Jurisdiction; We
Have No Interest In His Case – UK Government

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Fresh facts have emerged in the case of
extradition between Ogun State senator, Prince
Buruji Kashamu and the National Drug Law and
Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as the United
Kingdom government has expressed its own
findings through a letter it recently wrote to
Nigeria’s inspector general of police, Mr. Solomon
Arase.
Explaining its own findings to IGP Solomon Arase
through the British High Commission in Abuja in a
letter dated April 27, 2015, the UK government
said that it is no longer interested in any matter
concerning Kashamu, having discharged him in
2003.
The letter which was signed by Mr. Robert
Hunter, a Police Advisor of the High Commission
in Abuja and addressed to ‘Solomon Arase,
Inspector General of Police, Force CID
Headquarters, Garki Area 10’ also disclosed that
the accused person is not wanted in connection
with any other offences within the UK jurisdiction.
The letter, a copy of which was exclusively
obtained through a dependable source at the UK
Home Affairs office in London, also disclosed that
the British Magistrate who freed Kashamu in 2003
did so when he was not satisfied that there was
a case for him to answer.
The letter added that this was why the United
Kingdom authorities had decided to cancel the
extradition request they received from the United
States Justice Department.
“I understand that the US authorities are seeking
his extradition but can confirm that we have no
current interest in this matter and he is not
wanted in connection with any other offences
within our jurisdiction”, Robert Hunter said in the
letter.
In a related development, have gathered that the
International Police (INTERPOL) had earlier
cancelled the arrest warrant it imposed against
Buruji Kashamu immediately it discovered that the
US authorities had at the end of August, 2008
withdrawn their own Search Warrant.
But the US is insisting that Kashamu is the same
person as Adewale Kashamu wanted by its
security agents in connection with the trafficking
of heroine into America for several years up till
1994. The NDLEA had also said that the US had
sent a request to extradite him to face the
charges.

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