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BISI DAWODU & ORS v. THE NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION & ANOR

(2000) JELR 43911 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/3/95  •  27 Jun 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
DALHATU ADAMU JCA; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JCA; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JCA;

Judgement

DALHATU ADAMU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this appeal, the action arose after the conduct of the 1991 National Census which was carried out by the 1st respondent. Being dissatisfied with the exercise the Complainants in a representative capacity for themselves and on behalf of the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Obas and people of Ijebu Division comprising of Ijebu Ode, Odogbolu, Ijebu North and Ijebu East and Ogun Water-side Local Government Areas filed a complaint at the Second Census Tribunal holden at Abuja on 17/9/92. After filing the complaint and on 26/2/93, the complainants applied to the Tribunal for an order to direct the Respondents to make available to them certain documents which were used during the census exercise. This was granted by the Tribunal on 5/4/93. Earlier on, the Tribunal had directed on 27/10/92 that the hearing in the case shall be conducted on affidavit evidence to be filed by the parties within a prescribed time limit. In compliance with th…

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