HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 cc48-9W
Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will place in the Library a copy of the Mallam Said (Deportation and Detention) Ordinances (Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria) No. 18 of 1924, and also copies of the evidence upon which this special Ordinance was passed for the detention of a single untried individual, in view of the fact that this man is still detained.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have placed in the Library copies of the Mallam Said (Deportation and Detention) Ordinance, 1924, and of the Mallam Said (Removal to Kano) Orders, 1945 and 1955.

The Ordinance was passed because of evidence received that Mallam Said, the son of the leader in Nigeria of the Mandist movement, was planning in 1923 to lead with his followers a Mandist rising. A copy of the evidence is not available. Mallam Said has not been detained in physical custody since the Ordinance was made and is not detained now. Under the 1955 Order the only restriction on his movement is that he may not visit the Provinces of Adamawa, Bauchi and Bornu.

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