NONYEREM OKORONKWO, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the proceedings at the Lower Court leading on to this appeal, the appellants were challenging the legality or constitutionality of the removal of the 1st appellant Alhaji Taoheed Oluwakemi Idris as Chief Imam of Ososa Ogun State by the respondents.
In the said action, the High Court of Ogun State per O. A. Onafowokan in a judgment delivered on 14th March, 2013 dismissed the entirety of the appellants claims whereupon, being dissatisfied, the appellant commenced this appeal by Notice of Appeal filed at the High Court of Justice Ijebu-Ode on 20th March, 2013.
The background of the case at the Court below, on a comparative basis is sufficiently captured in the introduction to the brief of the respondents. Although it is quite prolix, I will adopt it as the background facts of this appeal. It runs thus:
The Appellants were Claimants in the Court below whilst the Respondents were Defendants. By paragraph 26 of their Further…