Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senator from Ogun State, Prince Buruji Kashamu has been offered a free return ticket to the United States of America (USA) so as to clear his name, once and for all of allegation of involvement in drug trafficking instead of running from one court to the other, trying to prevent his extradition to USA.
The youths, Northern Youths Movement (NYM) made this known in a release issued today (Monday, September 5, 2016) and signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato. They also offered to provide hotel accommodation and feeding for Senator Kashamu.
The group warned judges in the country, especially Justice Okon Abang and others on the payroll of Senator Kashamu to stop granting frivolous orders to obstruct his journey to the USA, contending that shopping for court orders to prevent something as simple as going to the USA was a confirmation of Senator Kashamu’s culpability in the alleged drug crime.
They said rather than holding on to his claim that his late look-alike younger brother was the one that was involved in the crime, it was better for Senator Kashamu to step on the soil of USA, stay in the country for like three days and return to Nigeria.
The youths said by going to the USA and returning to Nigeria, Senator Kashamu would have cleared his name once and for all and put the US government that declared him wanted to shame permanently.
The NYM said it was strange that Senator Kashamu could be afraid of going to the USA, prompting him to hide himself in the toilet for several hours when the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) invaded his house in Lagos last year to effect his extradition to the USA.
The youths pointed out that the NDLEA had said in May 2016, through its Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Ofoyeju Mitchell, that the agency’s men invaded Kashamu’s residence in Lekki, Lagos State in response to the extradition request formally made to the Nigerian government by its American counterpart.
They said no Nigerian will reject an opportunity of going to the USA free of charge and if Senator Kashamu is afraid of being extradited to the USA, he should accept the free return ticket to the USA and free accommodation and feeding for one week that we are offering him.
The NYM reiterated its position that Senator Buruji Kashamu was afraid of being extradited to the USA to face trial for alleged drug trafficking, nothing that he only needs a trip to the USA to clear his name.