(a) When return to this Territory of a person charged with a crime in this Territory is required, the Attorney General or his assistant shall present to the Governor his written application for a requisition for the return of the person charged, in which application shall be stated the name of the person so charged, the crime charged against him and the approximate time, place and circumstances of its committal, the state in which he is believed to be, including the location of the accused therein at the time the application is made, and certifying that in the opinion of the Attorney General or his assistant the ends of justice require the arrest and return of the accused to this Territory for trial and that the proceeding is not instituted to enforce a private claim.
(b) The application shall be verified by affidavit, executed in duplicate, and accompanied by two certified copies of the information and affidavit filed with the High Court of American Samoa stating the offense with which the accused is charged. The Attorney General or his assistant may also attach such further affidavits and other documents in duplicate, as he shall deem proper to be submitted with such application.
(c) One copy of the application with the action of the Governor indicated by endorsement thereon, and one of the certified copies of the indictment or complaint or information and affidavit shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of American Samoa to remain of record in that office. The other copies of all papers shall be forwarded with the Governor’s requisition.History: 1965, PL 9-13.