Senator Buruji Kashamu has faulted reports that a US appeal court ruling has ordered his arrest.
In a statement signed by his counsel, Prince Ajibola Oluyede, he said that the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit per Posner J. “ is but another chapter in the misinformation and deliberate falsification of facts,”
Stating that Justice Posner went beyond his brief, he maintained that it was the Senator who initiated this action in 2015 “before the attempted abduction saga by NDLEA officials occurred and was already pending in the District Court in Northern Illinois seeking to enforce the provisions of the Mansfield Act (a United States Law which forbids US law enforcement agents from carrying out law enforcement activities outside US territory.
“The District Court’s answer to that question was that the Mansfield Act did not give an individual any cause of action but could only be enforced by a government or state.
“It is from that ruling that Senator Kashamu appealed to the Seventh Circuit whereupon the Seventh Circuit rejected the appeal.
He said “the implication of the US Seventh Circuit’s pronouncement concerns the capacity of the US government to carry out police operations in foreign territory in breach of International Law and the municipal law of the victim state
“The Nigerian courts have unequivocally declared that rendition is illegal and have proscribed such activity against Senator Kashamu in Nigerian territory,” said Oluyede