(2003) JELR 44767 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/22/98 ·  6 Feb 2003 ·  Nigeria
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Adama v. Anaja [2004] 2 NWLR (Pt.858)457
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
ameh aboko
learned trial judge
cause of action
1st defendant
trial court
constitution of northern nigeria
deposition of chiefs ordinance
lower court
ogaku egbura
applicable law
1st appellant
ibrahim anaja
anaja gbobe
attah igala
bassa traditional council
grounds of appeal
preliminary objection
decision of the trial court
local government
native law
ruling houses
see governor of oyo state v
6th respondent
appointment of gagos
following issues
kogi state
stool of anaja gbobe
stool of anaza
2nd appellant
3rd defendants
appellant jibrin mohammed
attorney general
decision of modupin
deposition of the incumbent attah igala
finding of fact
grounds of appeals
historic facts
issue of trust of anaza chieftaincy stool
koton karfe high court
koton karfe high court registry
male child
plaintiffs case
purported appointment of sule ogacheko
relevant enactment
respondent kadiri oholiko
said application
suit no. id
turn of egbura ogodo

ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of Modupin, J., of the Koton Karfe High Court, in suit No. ID/10/83, delivered on the 7/10/96. In the notice and grounds of appeal filed on the 18/12/96 at the Koton Karfe High Court Registry. The parties to the appeal were:

1. Alhaji Adama Abawa

2. Jibrin Mohammed ... Appellants

3. Umoru A. Mohammed


1. Ibrahim Anaja

2. Kadiri Oholiko

3. Bassa Traditional Council

4. Bassa Local Government ... Respondents

5. Alhaji Aliyu Obaje (Attah Igala)

6. Attorney General, Kogi State

Before the hearing of this appeal, the 2nd appellant Jibrin Mohammed died on the 2nd of December, 1998, and the 1st appellant died on the 18th of July, 1999 and by an application on 21/10/99, which was heard and granted by this court on 24/04/2001, the 1st appellant was substituted by his son Dr. Abu Adama and the 2nd appellant by his son Isa Jibrin in the appeal.

Similarly, by an application filed on the 15/…

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