(1997) JELR 45415 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/193/92 ·  9 Dec 1997 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Adenibi v. Laojo (1998) 4 NWLR (Pt. 544)
Prog. Bank (Nig.) Plc. v. O.K. Contract Point Holdings (1998) 1 NWLR (Pt. 532) 38
Adenibi v. Laojo (1998) 4 NWLR (Pt. 544) 168
ALOMA MARIAM MUKTAR 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
learned trial judge
traditional history
elepe oke compound
facts of the case
adenike odee
oyo native law
arguments of both learned counsel
chiefs law
competent authority
conclusive evidence
elepe chieftaincy title
elepe-oke chieftaincy title of iseke
learned counsel
notice of preliminary objection
perpetual injunction
promulgation of the land use decree
provisions of exhibit
statutory right of occupancy
suit no. hoy
way of reply
way of summary
1st plaintiff
additional grounds
admissible evidence of the plaintiffs
appellants chief bayo olagunju
briefs of argument
direct children
direct descendants
direct descendants of kelebeda-ajele
facts of this case
female line
grounds of appeal
judgment of the oyo state high court
kelebeda-ajele oke compound
laws of western region of nigeria
leading judgment
lower court
onifade of ilogbo compound
parties vis
submission of both counsel
totality of the evidence
wives ikuola

OKUNOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Oyo State High Court holden at Oyo presided over by Okeyode-Adesina J. delivered on 9/7/90 in Suit No. HOY/19/89.

The facts of this case briefly put were as follows:-

The appellants herein as plaintiffs sued the respondents herein as defendants claiming the following reliefs:

i. Declaration that under the Oyo Native Law and Custom, the plaintiffs are direct descendants of Kelebede-Ajele of Elepe Oke Compound, Iseke, Oyo.

ii. Declaration that under the Oyo Native Law and Custom the defendants are direct descendants of one Onifade of Ilogbo Compound, Akeetan, Oyo.

iii. Declaration that, prior to the promulgation of the Land Use Decree 1978, the plaintiffs as the direct descendants of Kelebeda-Ajele are under the Oyo Native Law and Custom, the rightful persons who are entitled to inherit land and property including the family compound/Kaa built by Kelebeda-Ajele (the family ancestor) at Keleb…

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