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(2000) JELR 43933 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IL/20/99 ·  29 Mar 2000 ·  Nigeria
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A.-G., Kwara State v. Alao (2000) 9 NWLR (Pt. 671)84
A-G., Kwara State v. Alao (2000) 9 NWLR (Pt. 671) 84
MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PATRICK IBE AMAIZU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria WALTER S. N. ONNOGHEN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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1st respondent
learned trial judge
learned attorney-general
learned counsel
2nd respondent
bale of oke-oyi
trial court
present case
kwara state
lower court
prince ijaodola
award of n12,500.00
executive governor of kwara state
leading judgment
trial judge
appointment of the 1st respondent
claim of the 1st respondent
1st september
ashaolu esq
evidence of the parties
following cases
government white paper
kingmakers of oke-oyi
local government
stool of bale of oke-oyi
view of the learned counsel
2nd respondents
above issues
appointment of oluo
chief joshua alao
conflicting claims
exhibit d13
facts of the case
following issues
kwara state high court
letter no.mlg
letter no. s
prince ojo fadumile
production of the certified copy of the document
secretary ilorin emirate council
series of law suits
state deputy governor
supreme court
then government of kwara state
vacant stool of bale of oke-oyi
view of section
view of the evidence

AMAIZU, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Gbadeyan J., of the Kwara State High Court, sitting at the Ilorin Division. The judgment was delivered on the 24th day of November, 1985.

Briefly, the facts of the case are as follows:-

There was a long drawn dispute over succession to the vacant stool of Bale of Oke-Oyi in Kwara State. There were series of law suits between Chief Joshua Alao, now, the 1st respondent and, Mallam Gbadamosi Akano. The dispute went to the Supreme Court.

It seems that after the Supreme Court's decision in the suit, Joshua Alao v. Gbadamosi Akano (1988) 1 NSCC 329; (1988) 1 NWLR (Pt.71) 431, Mallam Gbadamosi Akano was turbaned the Bale of Oke-Oyi. His, however was a very short reign. He died on the 17th of June of that year.

His death re-opened the struggle for the stool of Bale of Oke-Oyi. This time, it was between the 1st respondent and Chief Alfa Issa Akano, the son of Mallam Gbadamosi Akano. He is now the 2nd resp…

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