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PRINCE JOSEPH OLALOYE & ORS v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL & COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE, OSUN STATE & ORS

(2014) JELR 36233 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/5/2010  •  7 Aug 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
SOTONYE DENTON-WEST JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Osun State, sitting at Osogbo delivered by Hon. Justice S.O. Falola on the 6th day of August, 2009 dismissing the Appellants' claims in their entirety and granting the reliefs contained in the Counter claim filed by the 3rd and 6th Respondents.

1.02. The Appellants, by their Writ of Summons and Statement of claim filed on the 16th December, 2008 claimed the following reliefs.

"(i) A declaration that the 1st Claimant is the holder of the tile (sic of Olori Olomooba of Agbaaland.

(ii) A declaration that by virtue of the 1st claimant being the Olori Olomooba of Agba land and by the provisions of the Chieftaincy Declaration of Alagba which Declaration was made by the Ifelodun District Council on the 17th day of October, 1955 and passed by the Council on the 16th day of November, 1956 and approved at Ibadan on the 27th day of May 1957 and duly registered at page …

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