We have before us an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, confirming the judgment of the High Court (Probate and Administration Division) which held that the Plaintiff/Respondent/Respondent (hereinafter called “the Respondent”) is the true head of the Akwaanor Royal Family.
The background to this appeal is that the Respondent, by an amended Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim dated 25th April, 2014, sought the following reliefs against the Defendants/Appellants/Appellants (hereinafter called “the Appellants”)
i. A declaration that the Plaintiff is the substantive Head of the Akwaanor Royal family of Ashalaja;
ii. A declaration that the Defendants are not the Heads of the Akwaanor Royal family of Ashalaja;
iii. A declaration that any act or acts done by the Defendants in the purported capacity as Heads of the Akwaanor Royal family of Ashalaja is null and void;
iv. An Order directed at the Defendants to relinquish any asset of the A…