Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has defined what the Nigerian authorities should do to efficiently extradite Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also called Sunday Igboho to Nigeria from the Benin Republic.
Igboho was arrested along with his spouse in Cotonou whereas making an attempt to flee to Germany.
Falana in an announcement defined that Igboho couldn’t be extradited to Nigeria with out due course of as prescribed by Article 12(4) of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples Rights which supplies that “A non-national legally admitted in a territory of a State Celebration to the current Constitution, could solely be expelled from it by advantage of a choice taken in accordance with the regulation.”
Based on him, not like within the case of Nnamdi Kanu , the Republic of Benin rejected the demand to deport Sunday Igboho exterior the ambit of the regulation.
Falana famous that Igboho’s extradition is not going to occur till the Nigerian authorities proves that Igboho arrest will not be political or for the aim of his ethnic group.
“Other than offering for a speedy extradition process, Nigerian authorities is particularly requested by Article 4 of the ECOWAS Conference on Extradition to persuade the Court docket in Cotonou that the offence in respect of which Igboho is needed will not be political or for the aim of prosecuting him on account of his ethnic group or political opinion.
“It isn’t enough to state that Igboho is needed for terrorism and homicide.
“The request should be supported by an announcement of the offences for which extradition is requested, the time and place of their fee; their authorized descriptions; and a reference to the related authorized provision might be set out as precisely as attainable; and an authenticated copy of the related regulation indicating the sentence which can be or has been imposed for the offence,” Falana added.
Falana warned the federal government to not embarrass Nigeria by looking for extradition of Igboho if there is no such thing as a robust proof that Igboho has dedicated legal offences.
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