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CHIEF GABRIEL IWUOHA & ANOR v. CHIEF JONATHAN KEZIE & ANOR

(2016) JELR 37156 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/152/2010  •  22 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IGNATUS IGWE AGUBE JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA; PETER OLABISI IGE JCA;

Judgement

PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The action leading to this appeal was instituted by the 1st Respondent as Claimant vide Writ of Summons issued out of IMO STATE HIGH COURT sitting at MBANO/ETITI JUDICIAL DIVISION on 18th day of August, 2009 wherein the said respondent claimed against the Appellants and the Attorney General of Imo State the following reliefs namely:

??(a) A declaration that the land wherein the Isiala Mbano Local Government Headquarters is located is Umuduru Land, that it is the same land Umuduru gave to the British Colonial Administration in 1902 and that the name of the said headquarters is Umuduru from time immemorial and as decided by the Court of Appeal and affirmed by the Supreme Court in Suit No. SC 87/1999.

(b) An order of this Honourable Court directing the 3rd Defendant and all other necessary officers, servants or privies of the Government of Imo State of Nigeria to forthwith change the name of the aforesaid Isiala Mbano Local Gover…

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