MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision (Ruling) of the High Court of Justice, Ondo State sitting at Oka Akoko delivered by the Honourable Justice C.E.T. Ajama on 22/6/2009.
By a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim dated 11-5-2009 and filed on 12-5-2009, the 1st Respondent as plaintiff (for and on behalf of his Faborode Asaloke Ruling House of Okeogboron Quarter supare) took out this action against the present Appellant and the 2nd - 6th Respondents as Defendants.
By paragraph 34 of the statement of claim, the 1st Respondent as plaintiff claims against the defendants jointly and severally as follows:
(a) Declaration that the purported selection/appointment/installation of the 1st defendant by the 2nd and 3rd defendants as Chief Olokeogboron of Okeogboron quarter of Supare Akoko South West Ondo State is null and void and of no effect whatsoever as it is against the provisions of Chiefs (Amendment) Edict 1991 and supare…