Court of Appeal · CA/I/156/97 · 24 Jan 2000 · Nigeria ·
Adelaja v. Oguntayo (2001) 6 NWLR (Pt.710)593 Adelaja v. Oguntayo (2001) 6 NWLR (Pt. 710) 593
ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
DALHATU ADAMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
ajalorun of ijebu-ife
statement of claim
genealogy of the 1st respondent
grounds of appeal
appointment of the 1st defendant
briefs of argument
evidence of the appellant
provisions of the chiefs law of ogun state
rejection of the proceedings
1st respondents brief of argument
above piece of evidence
admissibility of this document
ajalorun of ijebu-ife chieftaincy
case of the 1st defendant
case of the plaintiff
court of appeal rules
later part of the above extract of the judgment
local government area of ogun state
meeting of any ruling house
meeting of the said ruling house
purported nomination of the defendant
purported selection of the 1st defendant
raise issues of fact
record of the meeting exh
respect of ajalorun chieftaincy
statement of defence of the 1st defendant
MUKHTAR, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The reliefs sought by the plaintiff as per the writ of summons in the lower court are as follows:
1. A declaration that, being a kingmaker by virtue of registered declaration for Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife Chieftaincy, the 1st defendant is not eligible to be nominated, selected or appointed, approved and installed as the Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State.
2. A declaration that being the Oraderomo of Ijebu- Ife the 1st defendant is not eligible to be nominated selected or appointed, approved and installed as Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife.
3. A declaration that the purported nomination of the defendant as a candidate by the Afurukeregboye ruling house for the filling of the vacant stool of Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife is irregular, illegal unconstitutional, null and void.
4. A declaration that the purported selection of the 1st defendant by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th defendants as the Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife…
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