Embattled Former Managing Director of Nigeria Security Printing and Minting, NSP&M Company, Emmanuel Okoyomon, yesterday appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which on Monday‎ ordered his extradition to the United Kingdom to face criminal charges.
Okoyomon also filed an application for stay of execution of the judgment pending the hearing and determination of his appeal.
The former boss of the NSP&MC filed his four-ground notice of appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Justice Evoh Chukwu had in his judgment on Monday ordered the former NSP&MC boss be extradited within 30 days.
The judge ordered that the man be remanded in prison pending the time the extradition processes would be completed.
Through his counsel, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), the former MD of NSP&MC, who was accused of bribery allegations in the United Kingdom, asked the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court.
In the first ground of appeal, Izinyon contended that “the learned trial Judge erred in law when he ordered the extradition of the appellant to Great Britain to stand criminal trial.”
The particulars of errors according to Izinyon are, “There is no subsisting Act of the National Assembly or treaty between Nigeria and Great Britain upon which the decision of the court was premised.
He argued, that, “the said treaty between the Great Britain and United States of America is not applicable to Nigeria.”
Justice Evoh Chukwu had in his judgment on Monday ordered that Okoyomon be extradited to the UK within 30 days.


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