judy.legal
Login Register

NURUDEEN ADEBISI ADEYE & ORS V. CHIEF SANNI AGBATOGUN ADESANYA & ORS

(2001) JELR 44322 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.118/1995  •  23 Feb 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS JSC; ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC; EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU JSC; UTHMAN MOHAMMED JSC; AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI JSC;

Judgement

OGWUEGBU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal. Lagos Division dismissing the appeal of the defendants against the judgment of Hotonu, J. sitting in the Lagos Judicial Division of the High Court of Lagos State. The trial court granted all but one of the reliefs sought by the plaintiffs and even granted some reliefs not claimed. It is against this judgment of the court below that the defendants have now appealed to this court.

The plaintiffs who are respondents both in this court and the court below instituted the action "for themselves and on behalf of Asokeji Atesimara Royal Family of Ketu". They claimed against the defendants jointly and severally as follows:

"1. A Declaration that the Alaketu of Ketu Chieftaincy declaration made by Ejimin District Council on 23rd September, 1970, and approved by Secretary to Military Government on 17th December, 1971, and registered on 29th January 1972, be set aside being made in …

There's more. Sign in to continue reading

JUDY is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.


Get started   Login