- Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions says that the Senator's travail was being masterminded by some people
- The Committee says Kashamu should be allowed to remain free until when the cases is court have been concluded
The Nigerian Senate has stopped the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from arresting and taking Senator Buruji Kashamu to the US over alleged drug trafficking offences.
The Senate resolved during plenary on Tuesday, April 11 that the two institutions of government should stay any action on Kashamu's issue until the cases in court have been concluded.
The Senate's resolution follows from the singular prayer that was the recommendation of the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions headed by Sam Anyanwu.
Anyanwu said the committee's investigations showed that Kashamu's travails was masterminded by some people.
He noted the committee found that the Senator had been presented at several courts in Nigeria and has been acquitted of all charges.
Based on this, he said the two government institutions should wait for the outcome of fresh cases filed in court before taking any action.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Senate's resolve today on Kashamu comes just some days after the upper house also cleared Senator Dino Melaye of allegations of certificate forgery and the Senate President Bukola Saraki of importing bulletproof SUV that was seized by Nigeria Customs Service.