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I. A. O. WILSON I. A. OGUNRINDE (For and on behalf of Adumori Ruling House to the Elemure of Emure-Ekiti) V. A. B. OSHIN (For himself and the Abenimota family) F. A. AKINMUYISAN (Secretary, Ekiti South Local Government) CHIEF PAUL OKE (For all the Kingmakers) THE GOVERNOR OF ONDO STATE

(2000) JELR 55571 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC. 229/1994  •  23 Jun 2000  •  Nigeria



KARIBI-WHYTE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Judgment): On the 15th April, 1994, the Court of Appeal, Benin Division, holden at Benin City (Coram Ogede J.O. Ubaezeonu, E. C. Ige A. JJ.CA) dismissed the appeal of the Appellants against the judgment of Awe J, of the Ondo High Court, delivered on the 23rd February, 1990. In the suit in the Ondo High Court, Appellants, as Plaintiffs, in their writ of summons, claimed against the Respondents, as Defendants, declarations that according to the Native and custom of Emure-Ekiti, the Adumori Ruling house is the only Ruling House of Emure-Ekiti Chieftaincy, that there is no Abenimota Ruling House to the Elemure of Emure-Ekiti Chieftaincy. They also sought a declaration that the recommendations of the Morgan Chieftaincy Review Commission that Abenimota be made a Ruling House to the Emure-Ekiti Chieftaincy is against the history native law and custom regulating the Elemure Stool and hence wrongful, null and void; and of no effect. Accordingly, the …

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