• Short Summary

    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, THE NIGERIAN OPPOSITION ACTION GROUP'S DEPUTY LEADER, WENT ON TRIAL IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, THE NIGERIAN OPPOSITION ACTION GROUP'S DEPUTY LEADER, WENT ON TRIAL IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY).HE IS CHARGED WITH TREASONABLE FELONY, CONSPIRACY, AND ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ARMS.CHIEF ENAHORO WAS DEPORTED FROM BRITAIN LAST MONTH.

    RIOT SQUAD POLICE, CARRYING BATONS AND WEARING STEEL HELMETS, GUARDED THE COURTHOUSE, BUT THERE WERE NO DEMONSTRATIONS.CHIEF ENAHORO, WHO IS BEING HELD IN CUSTODY, WAS DRIVEN TO AND FROM THE COURT IN A BLACK MARIA.FILM SHOWS HIS CAR, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE TRIAL.HIS MOTHER AND SISTER SAW HIM ENTER THE DOCK.

    HIS COUNSEL, MR.ALUN DAVIES, QC, RAISED PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS TO THE SECOND AND THIRD CHARGES, AND AFTER 90 MINUTES' LEGAL ARGUMENT THE JUDGE DEFERRED HIS RULING UNTIL TODAY.MR.DAVIES DESCRIBED THE COUNTS AS "VAGUE, UNNECESSARY AND UNJUST".THEY WERE WORDED IN SUCH A WAY THAT CHIEF ENAHORO COULD NOT ASCERTAIN THE OFFENCES HE WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE COMMITTED, ADDED MR.DAVIES.

    MR.DURO ADEBIYI, THE DEPUTY SOLICITOR-GENERAL WHO IS PROSECUTING, REPLIED THAT DEFENCE COUNSEL WERE ASKING "FOR PARTICULARS OF PARTICULARS.THEY SHOULD WAIT TO HEAR THE EVIDENCE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRZX727FSD546N65HHBJ72XY4
    Media URN:
    VLVABRZX727FSD546N65HHBJ72XY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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