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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
*CAN THE AMBAZONIA LEADERS BE EXTRADITED?* by Dr. Mbeli Valentine Tebi, *Courtesy BA SAMA II.*
A MUST READ BY LAWYERS*.
*Please take a time and read this post from Dr. Mbeli Valentine Tebi. He holds a PhD in law from Nigeria and is currently the dean of the faculty of law in a Ugandan university*.
He explains the worries most of us have on the arrest of the leaders of Ambazonia.
*CAN THE AMBAZONIA LEADERS BE EXTRADITED?*
A few days ago i wrote on the arrest of the leaders of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia by the Nigerian authorities apparently at the behest of the Cameroonian authorities. In that write-up i dwelt more on the socio-political dimensions of the arrest and how possibly it will play out.
In this piece, i intend to engage some topical legal issues relating to extradition in particular of whether those arrested are extraditable.
*WHAT IS EXTRADITION?*
For purposes of this article, i will like to adopt the definition of the Nigerian Court of Appeal in George Udeozor v Federal Republic of Nigeria, where it defined extradition as “the process of returning somebody, upon request, accused of a crime by a different legal authority to the requesting authority
for trial or punishment”. In other words, extradition is a legal process where one jurisdiction known as the requested state is made to deliver to another jurisdiction known as a requesting state, a person or persons accused or convicted of crime in the requesting jurisdiction. Such a person or persons are therefore returned to face trial or serve any punishment validly handed down by a court of competent jurisdiction in the requesting state.
*LAWS GOVERNING EXTRADITION*
As a rule of international law, extradition is not automatic i.e. there is no obligation on states to extradite suspects or offenders to other sovereign states. To that extent, extradition is largely regulated by conventional international law through the instrum
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