• 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

    1.
    GV PAN Crowd waiting for executions--heavy military guard.
    0.19

    2.
    SV Vehicle bringing accused
    0.24

    3.
    SCU Photographers
    0.26

    4.
    CU PAN Condemned men led in by Military escort (2 shots)
    0.35

    5.
    CU TILT DOWN Condemned men being tied to stakes.
    0.44

    6.
    GV PAN Crowd watching
    1.02

    7.
    SV & LV Condemned men tied to stakes (3 shots)
    1.14

    8.
    SV Coffins being carried in
    1.17

    9.
    SV Clergymen with condemned men
    1.20

    10.
    SV Firing squad takes aim and fires
    1.23

    11.
    SV Army doctor inspects dead men
    1.28



    Initials BB/0058 LD/PN/BB/0129



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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