HC Deb 02 December 1953 vol 521 cc1152-3
42. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Onitsha Town Council has now been dissolved; and whether any legal action has yet been taken following the Storey Report of the corruption of the Lagos Town Council.

Mr. Lyttelton

The answer to the first question is "Yes," and to the second that one person has been charged with obtaining money by false pretences and convicted. An appeal has been lodged.

Mr. Johnson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his action played a large part in the recent Lagos Election, to the discomfiture of Dr. Azikiwe's Party, and that for once the right hon. Gentleman has the support of hon. Members on this side of the House in clearing up the more unsavoury aspects of the Nigerian political scene?

Mr. Lyttelton

I am under the impression that I have the support of a large number of hon. Gentlemen opposite in trying to clear up the general Nigerian position.