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    TODAY, (MONDAY), SIR JOHN HOBSON Q. C., BRITAIN'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE MASTERS OF THE?

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    TODAY, (MONDAY), SIR JOHN HOBSON Q. C., BRITAIN'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL, APPEARED BEFORE THE MASTERS OF THE INNER TEMPLE, IN LONDON TO FACE CHARGES OF "UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT" ARISING OUT OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CHIEF ENAHORO AFFAIR.

    ABOUT 20 MASTERS, FORMING THE BODY WHICH DEALS WITH QUESTIONS ON THE CONDUCT OF BARRISTERS, WERE BELIEVE TO BE AT THE MEETING WHICH WAS HELD IN SECRET. A VERDICT IS EXPECTED TOMORROW, (TUESDAY).

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME AN ATTORNEY-GENERAL HAS FACED SUCH CHARGES -ALREADY DENIED BY SIR JOHN. AMONG ALLEGATIONS IS ONE THAT HE FAILED TO DISCLOSED THAT MR. DINGLE FOOT Q. C., AND MR. NOEL GRATIAEN Q. C., WOULD BE BARRED FROM ENTERING NIGERIA TO DEFEND CHIEF ENAHORO ON CHARGES OF PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT. IF FOUND GUILTY, SIR JOHN COULD FACE A 'SENTENCE' RANGING FROM A REPRIMAND TO A PERIOD OF SUSPENSION OF DISBARMENT.

    THE INNER TEMPLE IS ONE OF LONDON'S FOUR INNS OF COURT - LEGAL SOCIETIES, HAVING THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO ADMIT PEOPLE TO PRACTICE AS BARRISTERS OR ADVOCATES IN THE HIGH COURTS. THE ORIGINAL COMPLAINT TO THE INNER TEMPLE, WAS MADE BY ANOTHER Q.C. - MR. REGINALD PAGET M. P., FOLLOWING CHIEF ENAHORO'S DEPORTATION TO NIGERIA LAST MAY. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT BY THE NIGERIAN COURTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65NIAWHSCQIG5DBK8HXVEJ1UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA65NIAWHSCQIG5DBK8HXVEJ1UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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