The Federal Authorities mentioned Prince Kashamu has been harassing it with a number of courtroom circumstances within the bid to frustrate execution of the extradition request in opposition to him by america of America over alleged arduous drug trafficking offence.
Authorities complained that in a determined ploy to stall the extradition, Senator Kashamu has engaged in gross abuse of courtroom course of by instituting a number of fits in numerous excessive courts within the nation on the identical topic opposite to the provisions of the regulation.
In a movement on discover, the Lawyer Normal of the Federation (AGF) utilized that because the a number of circumstances centred on similar topic and similar events, the courtroom ought to apply the drive of regulation to cease the abuse of courtroom course of and harassment.
The a number of fits listed as abuse of courtroom course of are FHC/L/CS/930/2018 pending earlier than Justice Chukwu Aneke and FHC/ABJ/CS/530/2018 in addition to FHC/ABJ/CS/536/2018 pending earlier than Justice Okon Abang on the Lagos and Abuja divisions of the federal excessive courtroom.
Authorities claimed that two different fits filed by Kashamu in 2014 on the identical extradition matter and similar events had travelled from excessive courtroom to Court of Attraction and now pending earlier than the Supreme Court for remaining willpower.
AGF claimed within the movement that Kashamu was participating in discussion board purchasing in opposition to the regulation, desperately on the lookout for order of courtroom that may favour him and urged the willpower of all of the fits together with the substantive appeals.
Kashamu in his opposition to the movement nevertheless claimed that the brand new circumstances have been filed based mostly on contemporary proof out there to him that the federal authorities has utilized for contemporary extradition request from the American authorities in opposition to him.
Kashamu had in 2014 ignited an extended drawn authorized battle in opposition to authorities on the federal excessive courtroom to thwart the request of the American authorities that he be extradited to USA to reply prison prices filed in opposition to him in respect of an alleged heroine drug importation into the nation.
Ten others mentioned to have been concerned within the alleged drug offence have been mentioned to have been tried, convicted and sentenced to varied jail phrases whereas Kashamu reportedly escaped to Nigeria prompting the extradition request for him.
The Court of Attraction in Lagos had in Might final yr upheld the enchantment filed by the AGF and dismissed the 2 judgments of excessive courtroom granted in favor of Kashamu prompting his motion to Supreme Court.
Within the pending fundamental enchantment, he had in his discover of enchantment to Supreme Court complained that the Court of Attraction erred in regulation by dismissing the 2 judgments of the Federal Excessive Court which barred Federal Authorities from extraditing him to America.
The ex-senator is praying the Apex Court to put aside the choices of the Court of Attraction as they affected him.
However authorities via the AGF has joined points with him with a counter prayer that the Supreme Court ought to uphold the judgments of the Court of Attraction which cleared coast for his extradition.
The AGF claimed that the Attraction Court was proper in dismissing the 2 judgments of the Excessive Court as a result of they have been based mostly on rumour proof of Kashamu earlier than the courtroom.
The AGF urged the Supreme Court to enable the judgments of the Court of Attraction to allow the federal authorities extradite the Senator to USA to show his innocence or in any other case within the arduous drug trafficking prison cost filed in opposition to him by the American authorities since 2015 when he was alleged to have escaped to Nigeria.
Felix Omohomhion, Abuja
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