EXTRADITION (AMENDMENT) ACT 2018

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EXTRADITION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

This Act amends the Extradition Act Cap. E25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to give effect to the rule against double jeopardy as recognised under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, provide for procedural safeguards to avoid extradition of persons in cases of mistaken identity and effect appropriate modifications on the Act to conform to the provisions of the Constitution.

EXTRADITION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

  1. Amendment of Cap. E25, LFN, 2004
  2. Amendment of section 6.
  3. Amendment of section 7.
  4. Amendment of section 8.
  5. Amendment of section 9.
  6. Amendment of section 15.
  7. Amendment of section 21.
  8. Amendment of Second Schedule

Citation

EXTRADITION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018

An Act to amend the Extradition Act, Cap. E25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to give effects to the rule against double jeopardy as recognised under section 36 (9) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, provide for procedural safeguards to avoid extradition of persons in cases of mistaken identity and effect appropriate modifications on the act to conform to the provisions of the Constitution; and for related matters.

[5TH OCTOBER, 2018]                        Commencement

ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria –

Amendment of Cap. E25 LFN, 2004

  1. The Extradition Act, Cap. E25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (in the Act referred to as “the Principal Act”) is amended as set out in this Act.
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