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SIKIRU OLAIDE OKULEYE v. ALHAJI RASHEED ADEOYE ADESANYA & ANOR

(2014) JELR 36674 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.236/2006  •  6 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

BODE RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants' as plaintiffs claim against the respondents in an Ijebu Ode High Court was for:

(i) A declaration that the 1st respondent is not a member of the Demoku/Aboki Ruling House of the Olisa of Ijebu-Ode Chieftaincy and that he is therefore not entitled to be nominated and/or appointed as the Olisa of Ijebu-Ode.

(ii) A declaration that the Late Chief Stephen Babalola Kuku was neither the Head of the Demoku/Aboki Ruling House nor the Head of the Olisa of Ijebu-Ode Chieftaincy family and that he was therefore not entitled to convene a meeting of the said Ruling House for the purpose of nominating a candidate for appointment to the vacant stool of Olisa of Ijebu-Ode, not to present any candidate and in particular the 1st Defendant hereof to the Awujale of Ijebuland for his consent and that any purported presentation of the 1st defendant as the Olisa of Ijebu-Ode by the said late Chief Stephen Babalola Kuku is a nullit…

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