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Ganiyu Obatula & Ors. V. Chief E.S.B. Wilkey & Ors.

(2007) JELR 47191 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/23/03  •  30 Apr 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JCA; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; JOHN INYANG OKORO JCA;

Judgement

AUGIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court, Ota, Ogun State, to dismiss the Appellants' Application to have the Respondents committed to prison for disobeying an earlier Judgment of the Court in Suit No. HCT/38/96.

In the Application dated 11th April 2001, the Appellants prayed the Court for -

(A)"An Order for the committal of (the 8 Respondents) to prison for having disobeyed the Judgment of this Honourable Court in Suit No. HCT/38/86 delivered on the 16th day of August 1994 ordering a Perpetual Injunction against the Defendants in this action and their privies in title or interest from further committing acts of trespass on the res in Suit No. HCT/38/86 being all that piece or parcel of land - lying and situate and being at Isheri Oke or Isheri Oke Church in the Ogun State of Nigeria.

(B)An Order of this Honourable Court declaring the Power of Attorney made on the 11th of July 1997 by the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and…

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