Court To Rule On Kashamu’s Human Rights Suit Nov 18  

KashamuA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed November 18, 2015, to rule on the fundamental human rights case filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Senator Kashamu is praying for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the NDLEA and the AGF from taking over his property, including a 24-flat housing estate at Egbe and several hectares of land on Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, worth over 20 billion naira.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba, adjourned the case for ruling, after hearing the arguments of both parties.

The AGF in its preliminary objection, said that Senator Kashamu’s suit is premature, incompetent and an abuse of court processes and asked the court to dismiss it.

Meanwhile, Senator Kashamu’s lawyer, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, said that his client was in court to protect his fundamental right to own property as enshrined under Sections 43 and 44 of the 1999 Constitution.

A judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Ibrahim Buba, had earlier refused to disqualify himself from adjudicating on the suit.

He restrained the NDLEA from arresting or extraditing Kashamu to the United States of America, where he was allegedly wanted.

But the NDLEA asked the judge to ‘hands off’ the trial.‎ It said that since Justice Buba, on June 23, reaffirmed a May 27 order by Justice Okon Abang of the same court, stopping Kashamu’s arrest, he might not be fair in the case.