The weekend stand off between Nigerian Senator-elect, Kasha Buruji and the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will most likely end this morning as the fugitive politician indicted for heroin dealings in the US prepares to surrender peacefully to agents of the NDLEA that had laid siege on his residence since Saturday morning.
A spokesperson to Mr. Buruji told SaharaReporters that his principal was getting ready to meet with agents of the anti-drug law agency any moment from now.
Mr. Buruji had threatened to commit suicide on Saturday as DEA agents invaded his home in the posh Lekki neighborhood ready to capture him based on an extradition request by the United States government. After a long standoff, the NDLEA agreed to place him under “house arrest” pending a court appearance slated for Lagos today.
Earlier today NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchel Ofoju, could not provide specifics as to what next steps will be taken by the agency going forward, he asked our reporter to give him more time to liaise with agents on the field.
Meanwhile, ant-corruption activists have expressed worry that the long weekend standoff between Kashamu and the NDLEA could provide leeway to help him find a pliable judge that could stall his extradition considering that some judges are on his payroll.
Last week, Civil Society Network Against Corruption led by Olarenwaju Suraj petitioned the National Judicial Council over the controversial role of Justice Okon Abang in entertaining a fresh lawsuit by Kashamu when already a similar suit is pending at the Supreme Court.