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CHIEF ADISON ONYA & ORS. V. CHIEF GODWIN & ORS.

(2009) JELR 42131 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/111/2006  •  5 Mar 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KERERE-EKUN JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; EJEMBI EKO JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Abia State High Court Ukwa Judicial Division, holden at Obehia, delivered on 27/7/2005 in suit No. UUK/7/2004 pertaining to the present parties.

The circumstances surrounding the appeal are to the effect that on 13/02/2004 the four Respondents instituted a writ of summons along with a statement of claim in the court below claiming against the six Appellants the following reliefs:

A. A Declaration of this Honourable Court that the plaintiffs as a corporate entity have the legal right to effect a change of the name and identity of their community from its former name "Ezebudele village to the new name Ezendioma village.

B. A Declaration of this Honourable Court that the plaintiffs as a corporate entity have lawfully effected a change of the name and identity of their community from it's former name Ezebudele village to the new name "Ezendioma village.

C. An Order of i…

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