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ETUBOM EKPO OKON ABASI OTU & ANOR v. ETUBOM (DR.) ANTHONY ASUQUO ANI & ORS

(2013) JELR 35556 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/97A/2012  •  4 Jun 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; ONYEKACHI A. OTISI JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the leading judgment): This appeal is from decision of the High Court of Cross River State, Calabar in Suit No. HC/102/2008 delivered on the 30th January, 2012 in which the following orders were made:

"1. A declaration that the presentation and/or selection of the 4th defendant, who was Chairman of the Screening Committee for the selection of a candidate for the stool of Obong of Calabar, as a candidate for the Obong of Calabar throne or purported selection of the 4th defendant as the Obong of Calabar elect is contrary to natural justice, equity and good conscience.

2. A declaration that the purported selection of the 4th defendant as the Obong of Calabar-elect, who is from Adiabo is contrary to the decision of the Western Calabar Traditional Rulers Council that Ikoneto has the exclusive right to produce the next Obong of Calabar.

3. A declaration that the 1st - 5th defendants are estopped from reneging from the decision that it is the turn of …

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