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HRH OBA R.A. ADEJUGBE & ANOR v. CHIEF BAMIDELE ADULOJU & ORS

(2018) JELR 38450 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/EK/11/2016  •  6 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI JCA; PAUL OBI ELECHI JCA;

Judgement

FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal against the ruling of Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, delivered on 3/12/15 by Hon. Justice M. O. Abodunde wherein the learned trial Judge held that parties should exchange pleadings and all other processes to facilitate expeditious hearing of the substantive matter in the instant-case.

By a writ of summons dated 27th May, 2014, the Claimants initiated an action against six defendants claiming the following reliefs namely:

1. A Declaration that under the native law and custom of Ado Ekiti; the Ewi has no power known to law and/or native law and custom to nominate any person as Edemo of Ado Ekiti.

2. A Declaration that the nomination, selection, appointment and the purported installation of the 2nd defendant as Edemo of Ado-Ekiti on 7th May,2014 is illegal contrary to the law and custom of the Edemo family/chieftaincy and thereby null and void.

3. An Order setting aside the purporteā€¦

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