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BENJAMIN K. EDEH & ORS v. H. R. H. (IGWE) ANTHONY OGBODO OKORIE

(2018) JELR 42017 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/262/2014  •  16 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU JCA; TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU JCA; MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF JCA;

Judgement

TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is sequel to the decision of the Enugu State High Court of Justice, holden at Enugu, rendered on 6th November, 2013.

By an originating summons dated 24th February, 2013 but filed on 8th April, 2013, the appellants who were the plaintiffs at the Court below, had submitted the following questions to the learned trial judge, for his determination, to wit:

1. Whether by the provisions of Articles 1, 2, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 15 of the Constitution of Amechi Development Union, Amechi Awkunanaw, 2008 (as Amended), and Article 5 of the Amechi Awkunanaw Chieftaincy Constitution of 1977 the members of the Executive Committee of Amechi Development Union, Amechi Awkunanaw are not the persons empowered to the exclusion of other persons, including the Defendant, to manage and/or superintend the affairs of the Amechi Development Union, including, but not limited to, matters of revenue, finance, land administration, security and other m…

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