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Extradition Act, 1966 🇳🇬


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Extradition Act, 1966

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 116 on 31 December 1966
  • Assented to on 31 December 1966
  • Commenced on 31 January 1967
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to repeal the former Extradition Laws made by or applicable to Nigeria and to make more comprehensive provisions for extradition of fugitive offenders for Nigeria.

Application of Act

1. Power to apply Act by order

(1)Where a treaty or other agreement (in this Act referred to as an extradition agreement) has been made by Nigeria with any other country for the surrender, by each country to the other, of persons wanted for prosecution or punishment, the President may by order published in the Federal Gazette apply this Act to that country.
(2)An order under subsection (1) of this section shall recite or embody the terms of the extradition agreement, and may apply this Act to the country in question subject to such conditions, exceptions and qualifications as may be specified in the order.
(3)While an order…

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