(1970) JELR 44100 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  LD/295/69 ·  24 Apr 1970 ·  Nigeria
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Adejumo and Anor v. Governor of Lagos State (1970) All N.L.R 187
ADEMOLA ADETOKUNBO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
exhibit e
high court
learned judge
order of certiorari
public officers
affidavit of 1st applicant
criminal proceedings
first place
high court of lagos
lagos state legal notice no.
support of the motion
assets of the 1st appellant
consequential matters
duty of counsel
exhibit a.
first appellant
golden rule of practice
hearing of the case
high courts
highest court
important matters
impromptu manner counsel
material time
military governor
military governor of lagos
much time
official report of the proceedings of the said tribunal
paragraphs of the affidavit of the 1st appellant
present respondent
principal state counsel
proper time
purpose of this ruling
pursuance of the provisions of section
question remains
respect of paragraph
state of hearing
such decree
such inconsequential matters
tribunal of inquiry
true copy
true copy of the proceedings of the said tribunal
typographical error
utmost respect

ADEMOLA, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):-On an application for an order of certiorari to issue, made by counsel in the High Court of Lagos, an affidavit was filed in support of the motion showing evidence upon which the applicant relied. Grounds relied upon were also set out. It would appear that certain Orders made by the Military Governor of Lagos, who is the present respondent, were required to be removed into court for the purpose of being quashed. The two Orders involved were made on the 23rd July, 1969, and published in the Gazette as Lagos State Legal Notice No. 13 and Lagos State Legal Notice No. 14 and entitled:

(i) The Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) Order 1969,and

(ii) The Public Officers and Other Persons (Making of Reparation) Order, 1969, respectively.

The first appellant at the material time was a public officer in the service of the Lagos State, and the 2nd appellant is his father. It would appear that the two Orders complained of wer…

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