Court Declares Extradition of Cameroonian Separatist Leaders Illegal

Court Declares Extradition of Cameroonian Separatist Leaders Illegal

05 Mar 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

A key Cameroonian separatist leader, Julius Ayuk Tabe, and 46 others were deported from Nigeria after their arrest in Abuja on January 26, 2018.

However, in a judgment on Friday morning, Justice Anwuli Chikere, the presiding judge, granted all the reliefs  prayed by the key Cameroonian separatist leader and agreed with Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) that the Nigerian government lacks the power to deport refugees and asylum seekers from the country.  Apart from awarding N5 million in damages to each applicant, the trial judge ordered the Federal Government to ensure that the deportees are brought back to Nigeria forthwith.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence26 Jan 2018
Security Agents InvolvedNigerian Government
Legal FoundationsAfrican Charter on Human and People' Rights
Region of Occurrence North Central Nigeria

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