HC Deb 25 February 1931 vol 248 c2113

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been drawn to the shooting and severe wounding of an African servant, named Moses Ladele, by his employer, a Government official, at the Iju waterworks, near Lagos, in September last; whether any legal proceedings have been instituted in this case; and if he is aware that there have recently been other complaints of the shooting of Africans by European masters at Ijebu Ode and at Kaduna, in Northern Nigeria?


The Acting-Governor has reported that a European officer at Kaduna has been committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of a native servant from a gunshot wound. No information has reached the Colonial Office in regard to the other cases to which my hon. Friend refers, but the Acting-Governor will be asked to report.