HC Deb 16 February 1899 vol 66 c1108

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inform the House as to the grounds on which the ptitions of the Chief Nana of Benin River, who has since 1894 been imprisoned at Accra, on the Gold Coast, for a reconsideration of his case, have been refused; and whether, in the event of its being considered inexpedient that he should return to his own country, arrangements can be made for his liberation under conditions enabling him to reside elsewhere in the Niger Coast Protectorate?


Nana's case has been carefully considered and it has been decided that it would be unsafe to allow him to reside in the Niger Coast Protectorate. Although under police supervision, he is not imprisoned at Accra.

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