Rather than obey court orders that it should vacate the residence, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday, May 28,beefed up its presence around the Lekki, Lagos residence of the embattled Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu.
A Federal High Court in Lagos had mandated the operatives of the agency to vacate Kashamu’s mansion on Oladipo Omotosho Street, Lagos.
Another court judgment on Wednesday, May 27, restrained the NDLEA and other security agencies in Nigeria from unlawfully arresting Kashamu and extraditing him to the United States over drug-related offences.
It was gathered that the number of the operatives had increased compared to the number of NDLEA officials that were on the ground on Wednesday, May 27. The operatives were fully on the alert while vehicular and human movement have been completely restricted on the street.
Kashamu has been at loggerheads with the NDLEA over an order claimed by the latter to have been received from the United States Government, requesting extradition of the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain for drug-related offences
The agency, in a statement by its spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, had on Wednesday, promised to obey the court order. It however did not state when it would do so.