(1997) JELR 45413 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/116/90 ·  29 Apr 1997 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Adekunle v. Aremu (1998) 1 NWLR (Part 533)
Adekunle v. Aremu (1998) 1 NWLR (Pt. 533) 203
ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DALHATU ADAMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
1st defendant
learned trial judge
5th plaintiff
elero of ilero
amended statement of claim
ancestor of the 1st defendant
4th respondent
case of the plaintiffs
first elero of ilero
eighth position
grounds of appeal
oyo state government
said enquiry
second position
sobaloju chieftaincy
1st defendant chief akinyemi aremu
3rd defendants
above mentioned chiefs
ascension of the 1st plaintiff
briefs of argument
customary law of ilero
first hereditary chieftaincy of jagun of ilero
following reliefs
further amended statement of defence
great influx of other people
helm of affairs of ilu elero
hierarchy of the chiefs of ilero
holder of sobaloju chieftaincy
matter of sobaloju of ilero seniority claim
officials of the government
political reasons
question of their grading
report of an investigation
said issue
said letter
such clear intention
time of the above event
title of sobaloju
various family chieftaincies of ilero
various matters

MUKHTAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an action taken in representative capacities by the plaintiffs who belong to various family chieftaincies of Ilero, against the holder of Sobaloju chieftaincy and some officials of the Government. According to the plaintiffs the Sobaloju chieftaincy is the last in the hierarchy of the chiefs of Ilero according to the customary law of Ilero starting with the Elero of Ilero. The case of the plaintiffs is that the first Elero of Ilero was Ogunola Abere, the son of Labinjo who settled at Igboare later called Ilu Aro with his people and was at the helm of affairs of Ilu Elero. Oluyero Akano who migrated from Irawo was conferred with the first hereditary chieftaincy of Jagun of Ilero, and his descendants have been the successive Jaguns, the next in rank to the Elero. Elero Akinola conferred other migrants with the hereditary chieftaincies of Olukotun, Ajeji, Olukosi, Mogaji, Olukotun and they all followed in order of seniority. The …

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