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Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Dechymmytv(f): 11:21pm On Oct 09, 2019
The date is Wednesday, April 12 1972.


I stumbled upon this Footage of the execution by firing squad of a man convicted of armed robbery in Nigeria. The execution took place at Victoria Island's Bar Beach in Lagos.

Footage of this execution was used in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film, "The Passenger", which starred Jack Nicholson as a television journalist traveling in Africa. The scene was fictionalised as the execution of a political leader.

Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i3dIB2gcmQ

Source: Routers News Archives

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Nobody: 11:30pm On Oct 09, 2019
If you're prone to tears don't watch that video
From the guys last words to his death
Very graphic

Bbqgrills see wasted meat. Business never start that time I guess. Or maybe it had. If na family business.

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Dechymmytv(f): 11:33pm On Oct 09, 2019
Shibaraba:
If you're prone to tears don't watch that video
it's a pity those people died through this way ,funny enough ,this guy didn't look like he did hurt a fly .... I

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by NGRsenate: 11:40pm On Oct 09, 2019
Good God!

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by kowema(f): 11:51pm On Oct 09, 2019
Gory sight

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Dechymmytv(f): 11:54pm On Oct 09, 2019
Shibaraba:
If you're prone to tears don't watch that video
From the guys last words to his death
Very graphic

Bbqgrills see wasted meat. Business never start that time I guess. Or maybe it had. If na family business.
grin why una hate LIKE THIS

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:16am On Oct 10, 2019
The good ol' days.....

Modify : Mynd44, hope say no be u delete our post below?

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by 2shure: 5:19am On Oct 10, 2019
He shud av been jailed 5yrs max
Nigeria is cursed

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Ekwensu1: 5:47am On Oct 10, 2019
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The good ol' days.....
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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Ekwensu1: 5:47am On Oct 10, 2019
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post=82997204:

Children of hate, perdition and frustration that crime is the order of the day in their miserable lives can never be our friends.
They that are for us and the love of our darling nation are more than the miserable lots.

Now you know.
So find a way of making sure your thread get to the promised land and ignore failures.
Cheers!
[/s]
shatap

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Ekwensu1: 5:54am On Oct 10, 2019
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The good ol' days.....
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You called this babaric act a good old days



well we don't expect less from someone that supports mass murder of armless protesters

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by okirewaju(f): 6:04am On Oct 10, 2019
Na wa

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Came4amod: 6:29am On Oct 10, 2019
He clearly said his words were used against him .. Also saying tho father inlaw killed him .. But the mp said he his an armed robber .. From what he said .. He already knew he was going to die ..because his word were used against him and he didn't have a lawyer .. But he should have been tried further .. He looks like he robbed and got exposed by his father inlaw .. Who didn't like a thief to married his daughter .. Well very touching story

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by cassidy1996(m): 8:07am On Oct 10, 2019
hmmmmm..... this life, what a bad way to go

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by tillaman(m): 8:52am On Oct 10, 2019
What a crazy way to go!! Imagine waiting for someone to take your own life with a rifle!

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Dechymmytv(f): 9:06am On Oct 10, 2019
tillaman:
What a crazy way to go!! Imagine waiting for someone to take your own life with a rifle!
shot at not once ,not twice cry

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by tillaman(m): 9:17am On Oct 10, 2019
Dechymmytv:
shot at not once ,not twice cry
till there’s no sign of life in him!!

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by west21: 10:16am On Oct 10, 2019
Only God, the man and the persons involved know the truth.

If he's innocent or guilty, i bet the person's who accused him, tried him and shot him are all dead now, even the camera men and journalists may all be dead now. We can't run away from dying, either now or later we shall all die.

With every second that passes a man goes closer to his grave.

Theres nothing more satisfying at death knowing that u used the little time u lived to do good to others and serve God faithfully,

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Dechymmytv(f): 10:41am On Oct 10, 2019
west21:
Only God, the man and the persons involved know the truth.

If he's innocent or guilty, i bet the person's who accused him, tried him and shot him are all dead now, even the camera men and journalists may all be dead now. We can't run away from dying, either now or later we shall all die.

With every second that passes a man goes closer to his grave.

Theres nothing more satisfying at death knowing that u used the little time u lived to do good to others and serve God faithfully,

even if he was guilty of the said crime, he didn't deserved to die like this..

He wasn't tried properly...

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by DonXavi(m): 3:42pm On Oct 10, 2019
sdag

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Jakumo(m): 5:05pm On Oct 10, 2019
Dechymmytv:
even if he was guilty of the said crime, he didn't deserved to die like this..

He wasn't tried properly...

The sound quality of this video clip is so good that I am still not sure whether this is a movie scene, or real footage of a public execution.

The prisoner was NOT properly tried, and in his own words, was denied access to a lawyer during the extraction of his purported "confession" in the police station.

Back in Nigeria's recent dark past under military rule, quite a few non-violent petty criminals, and several innocent people were among those who were marched out and shot at the beach by army firing squads, after trials that were often abrupt and patently flawed.

Truth be told, Nigeria's prisons, and even the cells of the condemned therein, are still teeming with people "awaiting trial", who, if without family members prepared to purchase freedom, can and do die in prison, without the benefit of ANY trial.

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by NwaAmaikpe: 5:57pm On Oct 10, 2019
shocked




This video brings back great nostalgia of the public executions of the military years.
Apologies to the Indomie and Minimie generation who would never relate to this.

For us, it was an act of patriotism to watch our country being rid of people who were against it's greatness.

We watched in keenness.
From watching them marched out of the Black Maria, to being prepared at the stake of drums, then having their last words taken and final prayers given.
Some took their coming doom in good faith while others cried like babies before the volleys of bullet from the soldiers shut their mouths up for them.

I always looked forward to going to Coal camp in Enugu back in the days to watch those live executions.
I was so passionate that I remember not eating for two days just because I didn't witness that of Mamman Vasta.

In retrospect,
It wasn't about patriotism, I was just becoming a psycho.

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by ctleurocollege: 5:58pm On Oct 10, 2019
smiley They should bring this back

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by naijaguy123456(m): 5:58pm On Oct 10, 2019
Most of them were petty criminals then . Big criminals rule Nigeria now.

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Sunnycliff(m): 5:58pm On Oct 10, 2019
We need it back for our politicians. It's the only way sanity can be restored back in our national politics. And then we will begin to reap the dividends as an oil nation.

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Re: Armed Robber Execution In 1972 At Bar Beach Lagos (Disturbing Throwback Video) by Raphsays: 5:59pm On Oct 10, 2019
These forms of executions are no longer common in 9ja. It's mostly extrajudicial killings that is prevalent these days

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