A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has ordered Sen. Buruji Kashamu to submit himself to the police for investigation in an alleged attempt to carry out a politically-motivated assassination on a House of Representatives member, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu.
The court refused to stop the police from investigating Kashamu, who is representing Ogun East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, on the alleged crime.
Delivering judgment in a suit filed by the Senator, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that the police under the 1999 constitution and police act have statutory powers to invite any Nigeria for interrogation on any criminal allegation.
The judge said that the lawmaker did not place sufficient materials before the court upon which an order perpetual injunction can be issued against the police on his invitation.
Specifically, Justice Dimgba said that the fear expressed by the Senator that the police wants to use the petition as a ploy to extradite him to the United States of America to face drug charges was unfounded and has no foundation.
The court held that the police has the power to interrogate based on any suspicion and that any attempt to curtail police power in that regard potent danger.
The court further held that the petition dated August 16, 2016, authored by the House of Representatives member that the Senator attempted to assassinate him in Port Harcourt has nothing to do with the alleged drug case in the United States of America.