Ratio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio DecidendiRatio Decidendi



ADEYEMO & ANOR
V.
AKINTOLA

(2003) JELR 44765 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/204/2000 ·  27 Oct 2003 ·  Nigeria
 · 
Other Citations
Adeyemo v. Akintola [2004] 12 NWLR (Pt.887)390
CORAM
MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SAKA ADEYEMI IBIYEYE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria VICTORA AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
thief
respondent
words
1st defendant
appellants
2nd defendant
learned trial judge
mere vulgar abuse
issues
house of the 1st defendant
defamatory words
trial court
2nd defendants
false imprisonment
leading judgment
said words
father of the plaintiff
ile babafila ajawa
plaintiffs character
said issues
word thief
1st defence witness
actionable appear
alleged defamatory words
alleged publication of a defamatory statement
breach of the plaintiffs
defendants house
english interpretation of the word
entrance door of the defendants
entry of the plaintiff
facts of the case
first defendant
fundamental rights
general rule
judgment of jimoh
members of the defendant
naira damages
noise of the parties
ogbomoso high court
oral evidence
resolve issues
sets of issues
state of tension antagonism
time of the alleged slander
unlawful imprisonment of the plaintiff
word ole

OMAGE, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Jimoh, J delivered in the Ogbomoso High Court on 8th December, 1996. It is in a claim by the respondent against the appellants for the sum of five million Naira damages jointly and or severally:

"for defaming the plaintiffs character at Ile Babafila Ajawa, in the afternoon of 26/12/95; when the plaintiff went to look for his father and the 1st defendant accused the plaintiff of not saying (to him) "Kabiyesi." On the entry of the plaintiff to the house of the 1st defendant. The first defendant ordered the 2nd defendant to lock up the entrance door of the defendants' house and both of them started to shout thief, thief, thief, thief on the plaintiff. While shouting thief, thief on the plaintiff, which shouting attracted all the members of the defendant's household and several persons in the environs trooped out and stood around, apparently to assist in catching the thief.

(11) ₦200,000.00 damages agains…

There's more. Sign in to continue reading.

judy.legal is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.

Get started   Login