Kashamu adamant as NDLEA continues Lagos home siege
Kashamu adamant as NDLEA
continues Lagos home siege
Contrary to widespread report that Peoples
Democratic Party Senator-Elect and prominent
businessman, Buruji Kashamu, has been picked
up by the operatives of the National Drug Law
Enforcement Agency, the politician is still holed
up in his Lekki, Lagos home as of 3.05pm on
While the NDLEA has yet to make an official
statement on the reason for laying a day-long
siege to Kashamu home, the media aide to the
Ogun East Senator-Elect, Austin Oniyokor, told
our correspondent on the telephone that the
operatives of the anti-narcotic agency were still
outside Kashamu’s mansion in Lekki.
“They are still outside; they have not left,” he
said in low tone.
When asked about the whereabouts of his
principal, Oniyokor, who had described the siege
as illegal, said, “He is here; he is inside.”
Spokesman for NDLEA, Mitchel Ofoyeju, told our
correspondent at 3pm that he had yet to get to
his office in Ikoyi to clarify the development.
“In situations like this, you cannot just confirm
anything. When I get to the office, I should be
able to clarify the things involved,” he added.
If certain information on the Internet is anything
to believe, Kashamu may be on his way to the
US on Friday, May 29, the day of the
inauguration of President-Elect, Muhammadu
Buhari, via Delta Airline, to face his controversial
alleged drug-related charges.
Latest reports say embattled businessman and
Peoples Democratic Party Senator-elect from
Ogun State, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, may soon be in
the net of the National drug Law Enforcement
Agency over a report that he is wanted in the
United States to face drug-related charges.
Spokesman for the NDLEA, Mitchel Ofoyeju, in an
interview with our correspondent on the
telephone on Saturday, said he was on his way
to the office, but declined further comment on
the move of the agency to arrest and extradite
It is learnt that the Lekki, Lagos home of
Kashamu, a Senator-elect, representing Ogun
East, was surrounded on Saturday morning by
operatives of the anti-narcotic agency.