Court Declares Extradition of Cameroonian Separatist Leaders Illegal05 Mar 2019, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||FCT|
|Date of Occurrence||26 Jan 2018|
|Security Agents Involved||Nigerian Government|
|Legal Foundations||African Charter on Human and People' Rights|
|Region of Occurrence||North Central Nigeria|