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Title:Murder and the Political Body in Early Colonial Ibadan
Author:Watson, Ruth
Year:2000
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:70
Issue:1
Pages:25-48
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
traditional rulers
homicide
Law, Human Rights and Violence
History and Exploration
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1161400
Abstract:This article examines a murder trial in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, during 1902. In the course of the trial a senior chief stated that those found guilty of the homicide should be fined, not executed, as a more severe punishment. The article examines the meaning of this statement in the context of the political climate in Ibadan at the time, of past judicial practices and through a reconstruction of the murder incident. It argues that the statement related to increasing competition between Ibadan chiefs and was an attempt to define constitutionally the economic and political value of a follower's body. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French.
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