(2001) JELR 44317 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.109/1997 ·  9 Feb 2001 ·  Nigeria
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Adah v. Adah (2001) NWLR 5 Pt.705) 1 (2001) 2 S.C 1
ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria OKAY ACHIKE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
ground of appeal
grounds of appeal
ai okete
clan head of ekenobi
learned trial judge
leading judgment
order of injunction
clan head of ekenobi clan
high court
idoma area traditional council
learned justice
onu chieftaincy panel
ai adoli
annum reference letter no.lgpcns
approval of the appointment
basis of the legal right of the appellant
benue state
clan head of ai adoli
concluding paragraph
conflict of affidavit evidence
consideration of the remaining issues
court of appeal
desired results
exhibit b
exhibit d
exhibit g
exhibits band c
favour of the respondent making exhibit e
head of ai ekenobi
learned justice of the court of appeal
letter no. lgpca
letter no.okp
letters of appointment
necessary documents
no-holds ramble
number of issues
office of the director-general
okpokwu local government council
order of permanent injunction
performance of the applicant
said clan head-ship
supporting affidavit
then chairman of the idoma traditional council
traditional stool of ekenobi clan
university college hospital
validity of this ground of appeal

UWAIFO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This case is fraught with surprising twists and turns which ought never to have occurred to bring it to the undeserved end it has come to. The appellant (as applicant) sought an injunctive relief in the High Court, Otukpo, Benue State in this form:

"An order of injunction restraining the respondent from acting or interfering in anyway however with the performance of the applicant's duties/functions or responsibilities as the clan head of Ekenobi clan in Okpokwu Local Government Council or in anyway parading or holding himself out as the clan head of Ekenobi clan."

This was by motion supported by affidavit and necessary documents. His claim is that as the head of Ai Ekenobi, one of the five clans that make up Ekenobi, he was selected the clan head of Ekenobi; the other clans being Ai Adoli, Ai Oko, Aiojogo and Ai Okete. On 25 September, 1989, the respondent, the clan head of Ai Adoli, contested the said clan head-ship with him and los…

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