• Short Summary

    A jostling crowd of some 10,000 filled the Lagos week-end resort of Bar Beach on Saturday (April 24) --to witness the public execution of three men accused of robbery.

  • Description

    A jostling crowd of some 10,000 filled the Lagos week-end resort of Bar Beach on Saturday (April 24) --to witness the public execution of three men accused of robbery.

    Armed troops and mounted police controlled the crowd--while small traders did a brisk business on the sun-drenched beach, selling ice-creams and soft drinks to the spectators as they waited for the execution.

    The three men were Driver-mechanic Folorunsho Babatunde, Trader Joseph Ilobo, and Naval Lieutenant William Oyazimo--the latter protesting his innocence to the end. The three had been condemned to death a week earlier for stealing, at different times last year, goods and a car worth about, 2,500 sterling, (6,000 dollars). They were tried by the Lagos State Armed Robbery Tribunal--created to curb the wave of armed robbery which broke out throughout the country after the Civil War.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA561FTARY9EWLF6K8AOR3173VG
    Media URN:
    VLVA561FTARY9EWLF6K8AOR3173VG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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