The federal government of Nigeria has signed a criminal extradition treaty with the Italian government. The treaty was signed last week during Attorney General and Minister for Justice Abubakar Malami’s official visit to Italy.
Justice Malami signed the treaty on behalf of the Nigerian government while Italian Minister for Justice Andrea Orlando signed on behalf of Italian government.
The extradition treaty was signed by both government to ensure effectiveness of both countries in prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes including crimes related to terrorism and tracing.
The treaty will enable the duo upon request to extradite to the other anybody who is in his territory and is wanted by requesting state on carrying out criminal proceedings or executing custodial sentence or any other measures restrictive of personal liberty issued against such person.