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EZE FRANCIS UNAMKA v. CHIEF VICTOR ECHIBE & ORS

(2018) JELR 38611 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/189/2011  •  24 Aug 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State, sitting at Owerri, Coram: Hon. Justice A. O. H. Ukachukwu, J., (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court and learned trial judge, respectively). The said judgment was delivered on the 15th day of July, 2010.

The case which led to this appeal was commenced vide an originating summons dated and filed on the 2nd day of June, 2009, wherein the claimants/1st 3rd respondents (hereinafter referred to as the 1st 3rd respondents) raised the following questions for determination:

1. Whether the 2nd defendant, who is a party to the Appeal No. CA/PH/155/2001: Ambrose A. Ohaji and Ors. v. Chief Pius Unamka and Ors., involving a dispute as to whether or not Sir Innocent Ugochukwu (the 3rd claimant on record in this suit) is the duly elected Eze of Amuzi Autonomous Community in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, has any right to recognize the 1st d…

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