US Court Dismisses Kashamu's Lawsuit Against American Government

Attempt to arrest Kashamu is no abduction says U.S. court

This follows allegations by U.S. prosecutors that Kashamu used to be the head of a heroin trafficking ring in the 1990s.

USA security agents can arrest Senator Buruji Kashamu for drug trafficking, a United States court has ruled.

Many of those indicted in the case had pleaded guilty but Kashamu had maintained that his dead brother was responsible for the crimes he was being accused of.

The court's decision overrules the ruling of a district court to prevent Kashamu's extradition by USA authorities in April 2015.

It said U.S. agents' attempt to arrest Kashamu in coordination with local authorities would not constitute "an attempted abduction".

Buruji said he had faced two extradition proceedings in the United Kingdom at the instance of the U.S. and the British court found out that it was a case of mistaken identity after four rigorous years of trial.

In its recent ruling, the Appeal Court dismissed his suit, and upheld the ruling of the lower court.

Kashamu, who is the basis for the character Kubra Balik in the Netflix show, has always insisted that US prosecutors confused him with his dead brother.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in May 2015 arrested Kashamu, then a senator-elect, in connection with the heroin deal. A Nigerian court, however, order the DEA to leave, saying it was illegal for the agency to arrest him on Nigerian soil.

Meanwhile, Kashamu, in a statement, yesterday, said: "Realistically, no fresh extradition proceedings can be brought against me".

"Besides, I had faced two extradition proceedings in the United Kingdom at the instance of the United States and the British court found that it was a case of mistaken identity after four rigorous years of trial".

It should be noted that there is no extradition proceedings against me anywhere in the world.

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