• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIST, DR.VICTOR ALLEN, WHO WAS SIX MONTHS IN A NIGERIAN JAIL, IS?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIST, DR.VICTOR ALLEN, WHO WAS SIX MONTHS IN A NIGERIAN JAIL, IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS IN ACCRA, GHANA, BEFORE FLYING HOME TO BRITAIN.DR.ALLEN, A UNIVERSITY LECTURER, FLEW INTO LAGOS ON SUNDAY FROM JOS, WHERE HE HAD BEEN IMPRISONED ON SEDITION CHARGES.

    DR.ALLEN WAS ORIGINALLY SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT AFTER BEING FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRING WITH THREE NIGERIANS TO COMMIT AN UNLAWFUL ACT WITH SEDITIOUS INTENT, DRAWING UP A SCHEME TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT, AND POSSESSING SEDITIOUS DOCUMENTS.

    ON THURSDAY, THE WESTERN NIGERIA HIGH COURT QUASHED THE LAST TWO CHARGES ON APPEAL AND REDUCED THE SENTENCE TO FOUR MONTHS, WHICH MEANT DR.ALLEN'S IMMEDIATE DISCHARGE.HE WAS MET ON HIS ARRIVAL IN LAGOS BY A BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION OFFICIAL AND WAS LATER DRIVEN AWAY IN A COMMISSION CAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAV2N6HKJYR879SKPRE2BV8UOT
    Media URN:
    VLVAV2N6HKJYR879SKPRE2BV8UOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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