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OBA TIMOTHY OYESOLA AKINSANYA & ORS v.MICHAEL OWOLABI SHONEYE & ORS

(2016) JELR 41202 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IB/248/2012  •  9 Dec 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MODUPE FASANMI JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA;

Judgement

HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT) This appeal is against the judgment of the Ogun State High Court sitting at Sagamu in the Sagamu Judicial Division, delivered by O. O. Majekodunmi, J on the 19th day of January, 2012 in Suit No. HCS/22/2008.

Briefly, the facts of this case are that, on the 9th day of April, 2006, Oba O. E. Ogunsowo, the Ewusi of Makun-Sagamu died. He was from the Inonuwa Ruling House of the Chieftaincy Ruling Houses. Consequent thereupon, the 3rd Respondent; the Secretary Sagamu Local Government Council, pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 15(1) of the Chiefs Law Cap.20, Laws of Ogun State, issued a Public Notice dated the 19/10/2006, informing the general public of the vacancy in the Chieftaincy Stool of Ewusi of Makun. The head of the Muleruwa/Orungba Ruling House whose turn it was to nominate and select a candidate for appointment as the Ewusi of Makun, was then enjoined to convene a meeting of the said Ruling House for that…

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