Nigerian senatorelect wanted for US drug deal arrested

center_img Kashamu has said that Obasanjo did not call him a drug baron when they were allies and while he spent some $20 million ensuring their party’s success at 2011 elections.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Giade said Kashamu, 56, will appear in a federal high court Monday to start extradition proceedings to the United States.He said agents raided Kashamu’s home in Lagos at around 5 a.m., before dawn Saturday. Armed agents were seen surrounding the property Saturday night.Kashamu has already been suing a Nigerian court to prevent attempts to extradite him.He had become a powerful politician and financier of President Goodluck Jonathan’s party. Jonathan lost the March elections but Kashamu was elected a senator in balloting opponents said was rigged.A Chicago grand jury in 1998 indicted Kashamu for conspiracy to import and distribute heroin in the U.S. Kashamu has said it is a case of mistaken identity and that prosecutors really want the dead brother he closely resembles.He said Saturday’s development was a political conspiracy, according to his spokesman.“This latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality,” Oniyokor said.It was not clear when the United States filed an extradition request, but the Nigerian drug agency’s spokesman, Ofoyeju Mitchell, said a U.S. extradition request was the reason for Saturday’s action. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img

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