(1972) JELR 39761 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.158/1970 ·  8 Mar 1972 ·  Nigeria
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(1972) All N.L.R 164 (1972) 3 S.C (REPRINT) 44
ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IAN LEWIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
decree no.
military governor of lagos state
public officers
take notice
high court
honourable court
investigation of assets
23rd july
government of the lagos state of nigeria
provisions of the edict
virtue of section
application of the appellant
assets of some public officers
charge of registration of land
commission of enquiry
consent of the head of the federal military government
contemplation of the constitution of the federation
exercise of the powers
following notice of preliminary objection
following order
forfeiture of any assets of any public officer
g. b. a. coker
government white paper
governor of lagos state
hearing of the appeal
hearing of the said motion
lagos high court
learned attorney-general
lot of other matters
l.s.l.n. no.
notice of preliminary objection
order of his excellency colonel mobolaji johnson
present appellant
property of the appellant
provisions of any act
provisions of section
purpose of the present case
relevant register
said order
special tribunals
subject of an order of forfeiture
substantive matter
such officers
such public officer
support of the argument
virtue of powers

G. B. A. COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): This ruling is concerned with a notice of preliminary objection to the hearing of the appeal in a matter in which an order of His Excellency Colonel Mobolaji Johnson, Military Governor of Lagos State (hereinafter referred to as the respondent) has been challenged. The details of the proceedings in the substantive matter are apparently not directly relevant to the issue culminating in this ruling but it is necessary to appreciate some of those details for a clear understanding of the legal position. It appears that some time in 1969 and pursuant to the provisions of section 4(1) of the Investigation of Assets (Public Officers and Other Persons) Decree 1968, No. 37 of 1968, the respondent had set up a Commission of Enquiry to enquire into the assets of some public officers then employed at the L. E. D. B. One Adenrele Adejumo was one of such officers and the present appellant, Chief Adebiyi Adejumo, is his father. In due course,the…

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