AKHIWU
V.
THE PRINCIPAL LOTTERIES OFFICER MID-WESTERN STATE AND ANOTHER

(1972) JELR 38810 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.254/1969 ·  30 Mar 1972 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
(1972) All N.L.R 233 (1972) 3 S.C (REPRINT) 175
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IAN LEWIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
2nd defendant
order
1st defendant
matter
chief williams
rule
high court
mr ajayi
supreme court
mr udeh
principal lotteries officer
2nd respondent
2nd defendants
consent of counsel
exhibit g
false pretences
following terms
ground of appeal
respect of the 11th draw
vice-chancellor
1st prize of 4,000pounds
annual practice of the english supreme court
basic principle
benin high court
booklets of lottery tickets
charge of crime
consent of all counsel
criminal offences
following matters
high court civil procedure rules
leading judgment
midwestern state of nigeria government lottery
mr iluebbey
mr j. o. iluebbey
number of other orders
present appeal
questions of fact
said amount
said winning ticket no. mo83501
study of exhibits
subject matter of this application
submission of chief williams
such affidavit evidence
ticket no. mo83501
time of purchase
trial take
way of an originating summons
western state
whole booklets of tickets

SIR I. LEWIS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit B/30/69 The Principal Lotteries Officer of the Mid-Western State brought a claim in the Benin High Court in which he sought a declaration:

"(a) That the 1st defendant is the person entitled to the sum of 4,000pounds being the 1st prize of the MidWestern State Government lottery drawn at Benin City on the 10th of July, 1969; OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE:

(b) That the 2nd defendant is the person entitled to the said amount.

PARTICULARS

1. At the MidWestern State of Nigeria Government lottery drawn at Benin City on the 10th of July, 1969, ticket No. MO83501 won the 1st prize of 4,000pounds. This result was published according to law in MidWestern State Notice No. 422 of 10th July, 1969, contained in Mid-Western State of Nigeria Gazette No. 32 Volume 6 of 17th July, 1969.

2. The defendants have each claimed to be owner of staker on the said winning ticket No. MO83501.

3. The defendants have each claimed to be entitled to the said…

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