A United State Appeals Court has upheld a ruling against Senator Buruji Kashamu who is facing drug related charges in America.
The court in a ruling on Monday said U.S agents’ attempt to arrest Kashamu in coordination with local authorities would not constitute “an attempted abduction.”
The ruling means that theSenator, who is representing Ogun East constituency in the upper legislative chamber, can be extradited from Nigeria to the U.S to answer to the charges.
Chicago prosecutors had accused Kashamu of heading a heroin trafficking ring in the 1990s.
However, the Senator had insisted that prosecutors want his dead brother instead.
In a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos, in April 2015, Kashamu asked the court to stop operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from extraditing him abroad.
The court dismissed the complaint and the U.S Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling on Monday.thenation