Amoo v. Iyanda (1997) 11 NWLR (Pt.526) Amoo v. Iyanda (1997) 11 NWLR (Pt. 528) 298
UMARU ABDULLAHI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
JAMES OGENYI OGEBE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
MAHMUD MOHAMMED Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
learned trial judge
baale of alasoro
end of the day
baale of alasoro title
issue of jurisdiction
local government of kwara state
amended statement of claim
custom of alasoro village
date of the hearing of the appeal
decision of the trial court
eldest male descendant of the founder of alasoro
express consent of the majority of the community
facts of the case
families of akanle
kingmakers of alasoro
kwara state chiefs appointment
kwara state high court
majority of the kingmakers of alasoro
order of the court
purpose of clarity
refusal of the learned trial judge
rightful baale of alasoro
statutory mandatory deposit of n10,000
supreme court decision
view of the foregoing
ABDULLAHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants as plaintiffs took out a writ of summons before the Kwara State High Court at Omu-Aran, seeking the following declarations against the respondents.
"The plaintiffs are seeking declarations that:-
(1) By native law and custom of Alasoro Village in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State the eldest male descendant of the founder of Alasoro is the rightful person to be made Baale of Alasoro.
(2) That a person cannot become the Baale of Alasoro without the prior approval and express consent of the majority of the community and or of the kingmakers of Alasoro.
(3) That no Elese has the power to recognize and or approve any person as the Baale of Alasoro without such person having been presented by the majority of the kingmakers of Alasoro and or the majority of the Alasoro community AND
(4) An order of the court compelling the 2nd defendant to recognize the 3rd plaintiff as the rightful Baale of Alasoro."
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