Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section C. Extradition of own nationals
Sierra Leone’s Extradition Act (1974) states:
PART II—SPECIAL PROVISIONS TO COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES
20. Discretion as to return of citizens, etc.
(1) No extradition shall be granted without the consent of the Attorney-General if the fugitive criminal whose return is requested is a citizen or permanent resident of Sierra Leone, unless the fugitive criminal is also a national of that part of the Commonwealth to which his return is requested.