• Short Summary

    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO APPEARED IN THE SUPREME COURT IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO RESUME HIS APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION FOR PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO APPEARED IN THE SUPREME COURT IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO RESUME HIS APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION FOR PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT. THE HEARING HAD BEEN ADJOURNED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHIEF'S COUNSEL ON JANUARY 12.

    THE CHIEF'S BRITISH COUNSEL, MR. ALUN DAVIES Q.C., WAS NOT PRESENT AT THE HEARING AND NO EXPLANATION FOR HIS ABSENCE WAS GIVEN.

    WHEN THE HEARING RESUMED, THE CHIEF'S COUNSEL, MR. ABRAHAM ADESANYA OBJECTED TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE COURT. HE POINTED OUT THAT THREE OF THE FIVE JUDGES WERE AMONG THOSE THAT DISMISSED A SIMILAR APPEAL BY CHIEF AWOLOWO (ALSO CONVICTED ON CHARGES OF TREASONABLE FELONY) LAST JULY. MR. ADESANYA SAID: "WITHOUT TRYING TO IMPUGN THE IMPARTIALITY OR THE FAIRNESS OF THIS COURT, MY CLIENT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO BRING IN COMPLETELY FRESH MINDS TO HEAR THE APPEAL."
    THE COURT OVERRULED THE REQUEST, AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE ORDERED THE APPEAL TO CONTINUE. THE HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST TWO OR THREE DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Q8WPS0Y10CZ0MH0BPCXKI5YJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Q8WPS0Y10CZ0MH0BPCXKI5YJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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