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CHIEF ETIM OFONGEKPE v. THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE & ORS

(2016) JELR 41609 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/59/2014  •  22 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The present appeal is against the ruling of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, delivered on October 22, 2013 in Suit No. HU/S/34/2012. By ruling in question, the Court below, Coram Ekaele Obot J. refused the appellant's application, seeking a prerogative order of certiorari, for want of sufficient particulars.

BACKGROUND FACTS

In the Year 2006, the Appellant was selected by the Kingmakers of Utu Nsehe Village, in Etim EKPO LGA of Akwa Ibom State, to be the head of the said Village. On May 11, 2007, consequent upon his selection by the Kingmakers, the Appellant was conferred by the 1st Respondent with a certificate of recognition, as the Village Head of Utu Nsehe Village

Whereupon, the Appellant proceeded to perform his assignment as the Village Head of the said Utu Nsehe village for five years. However, on September 7, 2012, the Appellant received a letter from the 1st Respondent purportedly withdrawing the earlier …

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