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REV. PROF. PAUL EMEKA v. REV. DR. CHIDI OKOROAFOR & ORS

(2017) JELR 38278 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.396/2015  •  24 Feb 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC;

Judgement

KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant herein, by a motion on notice filed on 15/4/2014, applied to the High Court of Enugu State, Enugu Judicial Division, holden at Enugu, for the enforcement of his fundamental rights. The application was brought pursuant to Order 2 Rules 1, 2 and 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009; Sections 6(6), 36(1), (2), (4) and (5), 38(1), 39(1) and (2) and 42(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and under the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. The application was supported by a statement setting out the names, address and description of the applicant, the reliefs sought and the grounds for seeking the reliefs. It was also supported by an 85-paragraph affidavit of facts with several exhibits attached thereto and a written address. The reliefs sought, as contained at pages 29-32 of the record, are as follows:

1. A DECLARATION that the meetin…

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