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NATIAN OKONJO & ORS V. MR. A.N. OMUNI & ORS

(2007) JELR 33368 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/14/2002  •  11 Dec 2007  •  Nigeria

Coram
STANLEY SHENKO ALAGOA JCA; GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI JCA; ALI ABUBAKAR B. GUMEL JCA;

Judgement

GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment delivered by Ogbodu J of the Delta State high Court of Justice in Ogwashi-Uku on 17/1/2001. the appellants herein were the plaintiffs in the court below and the claims of the appellants as endorsed on

their writ of summons is for

"1. A declaration that:

(a) in the absence of an Obi of Ogwashi-Uku installed after a complete compliance with the applicable laws in Delta State and approved and recognized in accordance with These laws, there is no institution and/or person(s) in Ogwashi-Uku that can legally or validly describe itself/Himself as "HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS OBI FELIX OGOCHUKWU THE 1ST or speaker for the people Of Owashi-Uku or otherwise perform the functions Of a Royal father in Ogwashi-Uku.

(b) The reference and/or description in the one year anniversary invitation card programme of the father of the day as 'HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS OBI FELIX-OGOCHUKWU' the 1st is misleading scandalous…

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