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    DR. JUSTIN OBI, A 63-YEAR-OLD FORMER CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, SAID TO BE A BIAFRAN, HAS BEEN?

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    DR. JUSTIN OBI, A 63-YEAR-OLD FORMER CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, SAID TO BE A BIAFRAN, HAS BEEN HELD FOR QUESTIONING IN CONNECTION WITH KILLING OF THE EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP OF LIBERIA DILLARD H. BROWN, AN AMERICAN. HE WAS ARRESTED IN GBARNGA, 120 MILES (190 KMS) FROM MONROVIA.

    THE BISHOP WAS SHOT LAST WEDNESDAY (19 NOVEMBER) IN HIS OFFICE AT THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK BUILDING IN MONROVIA. HIS SYRIAN BUSINESS MANAGER WAS ALSO KILLED AND HIS ENGLISH GIRL SECRETARY CRITICALLY INJURED. A MALE CLEANER AND THE BISHOPS'S DRIVER WERE ALSO INJURED.

    POLICE SAID DR. OBI TOLD THEM HE DREW A GUN ON THE BISHOP AND IT WENT OFF WHEN SOMEONE BEHIND HIM KNOCKED HIS HAND; HE TOLD THEM HE THEN LOST HIS HEAD AND BEGAN FIRING AT RANDOM. POLICE SAID HE WAS BELIEVED TO HOLD STRONG VIEWS ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF NEGROES IN THE UNITED STATES.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN ANNOUNCED THAT LIBERIA WOULD GIVE THE BISHOP A STATE FUNERAL TODAY (SUNDAY). ATTORNEY GENERAL JAMES PIERRE HAS WARNED LIBERIANS NOT TO ATTACK NIGERIAN RESIDENTS IN REPRISAL FOR THE SHOOTING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9WN853EUBQACLKTALKG0JIOI4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9WN853EUBQACLKTALKG0JIOI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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