Kashamu: US official doubts sincerity of extradition requests

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BY VICTORIA OJEME

ABUJA —  The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, yesterday, expressed scepticism over extradition request on any Nigerian facing corruption charges by the government of her country.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, had claimed that Chief Buriji Kashamu, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart in Ogun State, was indicted in the United States on corruption charge, saying the US government had demanded for Kashamu’s extradition for prosecution.

The allegation was, however, denied by Kashamu.

At a press briefing, yesterday, in Abuja, Thomas-Greenfield said  though there could be such a request by the US, she was not aware if there was any.

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