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Offences against the Slave Trade Act, 1872, or otherwise in connexion with the slave trade, committed on the high seas or on land or partly on the high seas and partly on land.
Kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Perjury and subornation of perjury.
Any offence not before mentioned, being an indictable offence under the following Acts of Parliament of 1861, or any of them, or under any Act amending or substituted for the same:
24 & 25 Vict. c. 96, Larceny.
24 & 25 Vict. c. 97, Malicious injuries to property.
24 & 25 Vict. c. 98, Forgery.
24 & 25 Vict. c. 99, False coining.
24 & 25 Vict. c. 100, Murder and other offences against the
Any other crime which is punishable in the Protectorate by a term of twelve months' imprisonment with hard labour.
Whereas, in pursuance of an arrangement with
to in a notice in the Gazette, dated the a requisition has been made to me, Nigeria, by
the Governor of Southern
the diplomatic representative of
accused (or convicted) of the commission of within the jurisdiction of
surrender of the crime of Now I hereby, by this my order under my hand signify to you that such requisition has been made, and require you to issue your warrant for the apprehension of such fugitive, provided that the conditions of "The Fugitive Criminals Surrender Ordinance," relating to the issue of such warrant, are in your judgment complied with.
Given under my hand this
Form of Warrant of Apprehension by Order of Governor.
To all and each of the Members of the Southern Nigeria Police.
Whereas the Governor of Southern Nigeria, by Order under his hand hath signified to me that requisition hath been duly made to him for the surrender of late of accused (or convicted) of the commission of the crime of within the jurisdiction of
This is therefore to command you in His Majesty's name forthwith to apprehend the said. pursuant to the Fugitive Criminals Surrender Ordinance wherever he may be found in Southern Nigeria, and bring him before me or a Police Magistrate for the time being to show cause why he should not be surrendered in pursuance of the said Ordinance, for which this shall be your
Form of Warrant of Apprehension without Order of Governor. To all and each of the Members of the Southern Nigeria Police.
Whereas it has been shown to the undersigned a Police Magistrate (or a Commissioner, holding a judicial warrant) in and for , that , is accused (or convicted) of the within the jurisdiction of
commission of the crime of
This is to command you in His Majesty's name forthwith to apprehend the said and to bring him before me or some (other) Commissioner, holding a judicial warrant, to be further dealt with according to law, for which this shall be your warrant. Given under my hand and Official Seal, at
Police Magistrate or Commissioner.
Form of Warrant for bringing Prisoner before Police Magistrate.
a member of the Southern Nigeria Police and to all other members of the said Police.
Whereas victed) of the commission of the crime of jurisdiction of
, has been apprehended and brought before me the undersigned, a Commissioner, holding a judicial warrant in and for
And whereas by the Fugitive Criminals Surrender Ordinance he is required to be brought before a Police Magistrate.
This is therefore to command you, the said member of the said Police, in His Majesty's name forthwith to take and convey the said , and there carry him before a Police Magistrate to show cause why he should not be surrendered in pursuance of the said Ordinance and otherwise to be dealt with in accordance with law, for which this shall be your warrant.
Form of Warrant of Committal.
one of the members of the Southern Nigeria Police and to the keeper of the
Be it remembered that on this
of Our Lord Police Magistrate, to show cause why he should not be surrendered in pursuance of the Fugitive Criminals Surrender Ordinance, on the ground of his being accused (or convicted) of the commission of the crime of within the jurisdiction of and forasmuch as no sufficient cause has been shown to me why he should not be surrendered in pursuance of the said Ordinance: This is therefore to command you, the said member of the said Police, in His Majesty's name forthwith to convey and deliver the body of the said into the custody of the said Keeper of the and you the said Keeper to receive the said into your custody, and him there safely to keep until he is thence delivered pursuant to the provisions of the said Ordinance, for which this shall be your warrant.
Form of Warrant of Governor for Surrender of Fugitive.
Now I do hereby, in pursuance of the said Ordinance, order you, deliver the body of the said
the said Keeper, to custody of the said
to receive the said
and I command you, the said into your custody, and to convey him , and there to place him.
within the jurisdiction of the said
in the custody of any person or persons appointed by the said to receive him, for which this shall be your warrant.
Given under my hand and the Seal of Southern Nigeria, this
1. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Prisons Ordinance."
2. In this Ordinance
The term "prisoner" shall include any person lawfully committed to custody.
The term "criminal prisoner " shall mean any prisoner charged with or convicted of a crime.
The term "Superintendent" shall include the keeper or other chief officer of a prison.
The term "Sheriff" shall include Deputy Sheriff.
The term "officer in charge of prison discipline" shall include the Inspector of Prisons, the Superintendent of the prison in question, and any officer appointed by the Governor to be in charge of discipline in the prison in question.
Constitution and General Regulations.
Signification of certain terms.
3. The Governor in Council may, by Order published in the Governor Gazette, declare any building within the Colony or Protectorate to may conbe a prison under this Ordinance, and by the same or any subse- discontinue quent Order declare the province, district, or place, for which any prison by such building shall be used for the purposes of a prison. Subject Council. to the provisions of this Ordinance with respect to the appropriation of prisons to particular classes of prisoners, every building so declared a prison shall be a gaol, house of correction, and peniten
Extent of prisons.
Description of prison in legal
tiary, for the imprisonment of criminal prisoners of every description, and also a King's prison for the imprisonment of persons charged with or under sentence for contempt of His Majesty's Courts, or taken in execution of the process of the Courts. The Governor in Council may, from time to time, by Order published as aforesaid, appoint that any building declared a prison under this Ordinance shall cease to be used as a prison.
4. Subject to any order to be made under this Ordinance, the buildings at Lagos and other places in the Colony and Protectorate which at the commencement of this Ordinance shall be in use as gaols, shall each of them be a prison within the meaning of this Ordinance, and shall be appropriated in the same manner as heretofore.
5. Every prison shall include the airing grounds or other grounds or buildings constructed for the use of any such prison and contiguous thereto, and shall also include any lock-up house or place of security (which may be either a detached building or attached to any Court-house, Police Station, or other building), which may be sanctioned by any Order of the Governor in Council for the temporary detention or custody of prisoners, newly apprehended or under remand, or awaiting trial, and be in such Order declared to form a part of such prison.
6. In any writ, warrant, or other legal instrument, in which it may be necessary to describe a particular prison, any description instruments. designating the prison by reference to the name of the place or town where it is situated, or other definite description, shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes.
classes of prisoners.
7. The Governor in Council may either for effecting the separation of prisons tion of different classes of prisoners, or for the enforcement of to particular penal labour, or for other reasons, from time to time by any Order published in the Gazette, appropriate particular prisons to particular classes of prisoners, or limit the classes of prisoners who may be imprisoned in particular prisons, and any prisoner of the class for which any prison shall be so appropriated, may be lawfully conveyed to such prison and imprisoned therein, notwithstanding that the warrant or Order for the imprisonment of such prisoner shall have been issued by a Court not having its ordinary local jurisdiction in the place where such prison is situated.
as to govern
ment of prisons.
8. The regulations contained in the first schedule hereto, with respect to the government of prisons shall be binding on all persons in the same manner as if they were enacted in the body of this Ordinance. The said regulations or any of them may be revoked or altered by resolution of the Legislative Council, which resolution shall for the purpose of effecting any such revocation or alteration have the same force as an Ordinance, and every such revocation or