A U.S. appeals court has upheld a ruling against Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, in drug trafficking charges.
The court says Kashamu must face trial. That means that the Senator can be extradited from Nigeria to the U.S to answer to the charges against him.
Washington Post reports that the drug charges against Kashamu is related to the hit TV show “Orange is the New Black.”
He was alleged to have been the ring-leader of a 1990s heroin cartel in Chicago, US.
Kashamu had in April 2015 asked a district court to put a hold on his “abduction abroad by U.S. authorities”.
In its ruling, the US court of appeals on Monday dismissed the complaint and upheld the ruling of the lower court.
According to the court, the attempt by US agents to arrest Kashamu in coordination with Nigerian authorities cannot be termed “an attempted abduction”.
Kashamu however argues that his dead brother was responsible for the crimes he’s being accused of.
A dozen people long ago pleaded guilty in the case, including Piper Kerman, whose memoir was adapted for the Netflix show.