Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal ‘arrested’
konknaijaboy | On 24, May 2015
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit “Orange is the New Black.”
Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the chairman of Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ahmadu Giade.
But Kashamu’s spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, said, “He has not been arrested but there is a siege to his house and an attempt to forcibly take him.” He said the agents did not have an arrest warrant.
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