(2018) JELR 39046 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/794/2009 ·  9 Mar 2018 ·  Nigeria
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
special case
7th respondents
preliminary objection
1st-3rd respondents
grounds of appeal
notice of preliminary objection
senior advocate
competence of grounds
notice of appeal
record of appeal
chieftaincy matters
5th respondent
common ground
lagos state
court of appeal rules
2nd-5th defendants
ad-hoc committee
learned counsel
questions of law
report of the standing tribunal of inquiry
substantial justice
ijegun egba
judgment of the court
lagos state government white paper
local government area of lagos state
provisions of the obas
respect of the chieftaincy of baale
1st-3rd respondent
4th defendant
4th february
6th respondent
abuse of court process
amended appellants
brief statement of fact
case file of the court
chiefs law of lagos state law
established order of rotation
gist of the case of the 1st-3rd respondents
gist of the case of the appellants
issue of succession
judgment of the high court of lagos state
real issue
record of any such letter
said judgment of the court
virtue of order

BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, Coram: S. B. A. Candide - Johnson J., in Suit No: Suit No. ID/310/2007: Billaminu Adisa Lawal Adeleke and Ors v. Waidi Liadi and Ors delivered on 27/4/2009, wherein the Appellants' suit against the Respondents was dismissed for being misconceived, not maintainable and amounting to an abuse of Court process.

The Appellants were dissatisfied with the said judgment of the Court below and had promptly appealed against the said judgment vide a notice of appeal filed on 30/4/2009 on five grounds at pages 389-392 of the Record of Appeal. The Record of Appeal was compiled and transmitted to this Court on 7/10/2011 but was deemed as properly transmitted on 11/10/2011. The Amended Appellants' brief was filed on 6/6/2017. The 1st-3rd Respondent's Amended brief was filed on 30/6/2017. The Appellants' Reply brief was filed on 9/11/2017 but was deemed properl…

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