• Short Summary

    THE MEMBERS OF NIGERIA'S UNTIED PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE OPPOSITION, INCLUDING THE ACTING LEADER, ALHAJI ADEGBENRO, WERE ACQUITTED ON THURSDAY AT A HIGH COURT IN IBADAN, OF CHARGES OF FALSE ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE.

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    GV POLICE OUTSIDE COURT
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    SV TROOPS
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    SV PAN ARMOURED CARS NEAR COURTHOUSE
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    SV PAN TROOPS TO COURTHOUSE ENTRANCE
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    SV ACCUSED INTO VAN
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    CU VAN
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    SV VAN AWAY
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    Initials RC/V/BHH/K



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    Background: THE MEMBERS OF NIGERIA'S UNTIED PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE OPPOSITION, INCLUDING THE ACTING LEADER, ALHAJI ADEGBENRO, WERE ACQUITTED ON THURSDAY AT A HIGH COURT IN IBADAN, OF CHARGES OF FALSE ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE.

    THE CHARGES AROSE WHEN MR. ADEGBENRO ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A TEN-MAN "INTERIM GOVERNMENT", CLAIMING THAT THE UPGA WON THE ELECTION IN WESTERN NIGERIA LAST WEEK.

    THE ACCUSED HAD BEEN REMAINED IN CUSTODY SINCE THEIR ARREST LAST WEEK. WHEN THE VERDICT WAS ANNOUNCED, THEY WERE CARRIED SHOULDER-HIGH FROM THE COURTROOM BY THEIR SUPPORTERS.

    THE DISCHARGE FOLLOWED AN APPLICATION FOR A WITHDRAWAL OF THE CHARGE BY THE REGION'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS, MR. TAJUDEEN OKI. MR. OKI REFERRED THE COURT TO A STATEMENT SAID TO HAVE BEEN MADE AND SIGNED BY MR ADEGBENRO.

    THE STATEMENT, READY BY MR OKI, SAID: "SINCE THE GOVERNOR HAD APPOINTED CHIEF S.L. AKINTOLA AS PREMIER OF WESTERN NIGERIA ON OCTOBER 13, 1965, I DID NOT FORM ANY RIVAL GOVERNMENT. THE ACCUSED WERE DISCHARGED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF WESTERN NIGERIA, MR JUSTICE ADEYINKA MORGAN.

    OF ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR, THE RULING NIGERIAN NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (N.N.D.P.) HAS WON 71 SEATS. IN THE 94-MEMBER REGIONAL ASSEMBLY AND THE U.P.G.A., 17.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94GDPI9HUZIYTUIJ2ZG1GT5SU
    Media URN:
    VLVA94GDPI9HUZIYTUIJ2ZG1GT5SU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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