PATRICK IBE AMAIZU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of Orilonise J., of the Kwara State High Court, sitting at the Ilorin Division of the court. The ruling was delivered on Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 2001.
The facts which led to the ruling, and also to this appeal so far as they are material to the question which calls for our determination are - the plaintiff in the substantive suit was appointed the Alaboto of Aboto-Oja in July, 1998, in accordance with the custom and tradition of Aboto-Oja.
Following a misunderstanding between him and the Asa Local Government Council which pays his salary, he was given a query.
It was dated 17th August, 2000. He answered the query on the 21st of August, 2000. The Local Government Council was not satisfied with his reply and recommended his removal. He was accordingly removed from office by the Ilorin Emirate Council.
By letter dated 13th November, 2000, the 2nd defendant was appointed to repla…