§ 42. Mr. HORRABIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information about Prince Eshugbayi Eleko, of Lagos, who was deported five years ago to Oyo, in Nigeria; what provision has been made for him in exile; and whether the Government will issue instructions for his release?
§ Mr. LUNN
Yes, Sir. The Secretary of State for the Colonies, has full information about the case in question. The matter was made the subject of an appeal to the Privy Council in 1927, and a further appeal to the Privy Council is now pending. The Secretary of State is unable to take any action in the matter while the case is still under consideration. I am informed that an allowance of £240 a year was paid to Eleko by the Nigeria Government up to the 30th of April, 1930, the allowance being then reduced to £120 a year to enable the Government to recover a sum of money which he owed them.