Friday, May 15, 2015

PDP chieftain defends Kashamu over extradition

ABEOKUTA— A chieftain of the  Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Ogun State, Chief  Toyin Umar has said that Senator-Elect, Prince Buruji Kashamu has not committed any sin to warrant his extradition to the United States of America over alleged drugs related offences.

Umar described the move to extradite the senator-elect as an attempt to witch-hunt the financier of the PDP in the South West.

The PDP chieftain in a statement he personally signed,  yesterday, said that Kashamu had got a judgment from the United Kingdom over the drugs case which exonerated him long time ago, saying there was no basis to be pursuing him again over the same case.

According to Umar, those behind Kashamu’s extradition moves were only trying to run him down for political reasons. The attempt has political undertone.

”Buruji Kashamu has no case with the USA, its just that some people are trying to run him down.

“If truly the Senator-Elect has a case to answer in the United States of America, the authorities know the right thing to do, and not that, some people would be flying a  kite for his extradition.

“I urge the brains behind the move to stop witch-hunting him. This same case was mentioned in the UK some years back, it ended up in favour of the senator-elect”, he said.

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