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OGUNRO v. OGEDENGBE

(1960) JELR 91525 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  F.S.C.315/1959  •  10 Jun 1960  •  Nigeria

Coram
MYLES JOHN ABBOTT, AG. C.J.F. (Presided). PERCIVAL CYRIL HUBBARD, AG. F.J. (Read the Judgment of the Court). JOHN IDOWU CONRAD TAYLOR, AG. F.J.

Judgement

HUBBARD, Ag. F.J. (Delivering the Judgment of the Court)

This is an appeal against an order made by the High Court of Lagos upon an originating summons. The summons was issued by (1) Christiana Ajoke Ogedengbe (nee Ogunro) and (2) Benjamin Kayode Ogunro. The respondents were (1) Joseph Adeniji Ogunro, the administrator of the estate of the late J.A.R. Ogunro, (2) Mrs. Comfort Amua Sekyi, (3) Mrs. Florence Ibilola Manuwa, (4) Victor Ajibade Ogunro and (5) Georgina Sanyaolu.

The purpose of the originating summons was to obtain an order from the High Court giving “directions as to the persons entitled to the estate of” the late J.A.R. Ogunro and “an order for the distribution of the assets among the persons found entitled.”

On this summons the learned Judge, after reading the affidavits filed and hearing further evidence, made the following order: 1 therefore order that the two applicants be given the property at No. 156 Bamgbose Street absolutely; that the first respondent be given the pro…

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