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Security agencies can arrest Kashamu, appeal court rules (Guardian)

Security agencies can arrest Kashamu, appeal court rules (Guardian)

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday, held that Senator Buruji Kashamu could be arrested by law enforcement agencies if the need arises. The court, by the pronouncements, nullified the decision of a Federal High Court, which prohibited the arrest of Kashamu by Nigerian law enforcement agencies.

The appeal court panel, led by Justice Yargata Nimpar, overturned the lower court ruling delivered by Okon Abang in 2015.Kashamu, a serving senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, had filed the suit, seeking to enforce his fundamental rights, saying he had uncovered a purported plot by Nigerian security agencies to abduct and extradite him to the United States (US). Read more

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