29 MARCH 1963, Page 6

Enahoro A great deal has been said about the rights

and wrongs of the case of Chief Enahoro, but there is only one thing worth saying. That is that the right of political asylum in this country is being destroyed. All the rest—the Home Secretary's position under the Act of 1881 or the present state of justice in Nigeria- is legal quibbling or hypocrisy. We know that Mr. Brooke could get round the Act if he wanted, and we know that the administration of justice under the Nigerian Government is not such as to absolutely guarantee a fair trial. That should be enough.