DSS, others ask court to compel Kashamu to honour invitation
Operatives arrest Lagos PDP ex-guber aspirant
The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Inspector-General (IG) of Police and a member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, have asked the Abuja Federal High Court to compel Senator Buruji Kashamu to honour an invitation sent to him by the security agencies over allegation of attempted assassination.
The parties yesterday asked the court to disregard and reject claim by Kashamu that the invitation was a ploy to forcefully abduct and extradite him to the United States (U.S.) to answer criminal charges on drug-related matters against him.
The DSS and the police, in separate counter-affidavits to the originating summon of Kashamu asking for a perpetual restraining order against his arrest or invitation, said that the claim of extradition raised by the senator was speculative and has no bearing nor connection with their invitation to him to clarify issues on the assassination allegation.
The IG said he received a petition from a House of Representatives member, Oladipupo Adebutu from Ogun State, alleging attempted assassination on his life and kidnapping by Buruji Kashamu in Port Harcourt in 2016.
He also said upon receipt of the petition, he directed a Special Investigation Panel (SIP) to probe the allegations to determine their authenticity.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed March 2 for definite hearing of the matter. In another development, the DSS has arrested former gubernatorial aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Gbadamosi, who is a critic of the Buhari administration, was taken away to an unknown destination. It was reported that members of his family and his lawyers were denied access to him.