HC Deb 15 July 1913 vol 55 cc1061-2
72. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether it is intended to alter the conditions under which the death penalty may be imposed by Nigerian Courts of Law; and, if so, in what respect?


At present the organisation of the system of Courts of Justice in the adjoining territories of Northern and Southern Nigeria is widely different, and the Governor has made certain recommendations which, if carried out, would assimilate the systems as far as possible. These proposals are under consideration, but there is no intention to relax in any way the stringency of the limitations under which the death penalty may be imposed.