Mainstreaming The Legal and Institutional Frameworks on Extradition in Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Extradition can be described as the process whereby one state delivers to another state at its request a person charged with a criminal offence against the law of the requesting state in order that he may be tried or punished. This definition strikes a very important point to the effect that extradition can only be granted upon request in cases where fugitives had contravened the criminal law of the requesting state. Accordingly, this paper which adopted the doctrinal research methodology analysed the legal and institutional frameworks regulating extradition in Nigeria with the aim of informing the general public on the existing state of the extradition laws in Nigeria.

Keywords: Extradition; Legislation; Institutions: Nigeria.

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