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AWONIYI & ORS
V.
THE REG. TRUSTEES OF AMORC (NIG)

(2000) JELR 44177 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.182/1999 ·  2 Jun 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Awoniyi v. Reg. Trustees of Amorc (2000) 10 NWLR (Pt.676) 522 (2000) 6 SC (pt1) 103
Awoniyi v. Reg. Trustees of A more (2000) 10 NWLR (Pt. 676) 522
CORAM
ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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Core Terms Beta
supreme court of nigeria
following orders
contempt of the judgment of this honourable court
certificate of registration of the respondent no.
registrar-general of the corporate affairs commission
mr. wole olufon
necessary parties
3rd defendants
learned justice
cross-appeal
copies of the judgment
supreme court
secret society
inspector-general of police
civil claims
executive action
high court of cross river state
registered trustees of the rosicrucian order
issues of a magazine
high court
mr. olufon
appeal no. sc
various publications
relief nos
consequential order
learned trial chief judge
judgment
suit no. sc
registered trustees of the rosicrucian order amorc
advocate of occult teaching
name of the respondent
court of appeal
appeal
dated 7th july
declaratory judgment
april issue
lead judgment
henry o. awoniyi
source of the teaching of the respondent
plaintiff
trial chief judge
corporate affairs commission
counter-claim
laws of the federation
unanimous decision
applicants
invocation of the judicial powers of the court
inspector-general of police parties
subsequent certificate

MOHAMMED, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): Mr. Wole Olufon, learned counsel for the applicants, filed a motion and prayed for the following orders:

"1. An order directing the Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission to withdraw and cancel the certificate of registration of the respondent No. 1415 dated 7th July, 1982 or any subsequent certificate issued to the respondent.

2. An order directing the Inspector-General of Police to seal up all the offices of the respondent nationwide and to prosecute any persons carrying on activities in the name of the respondent."

The motion was supported by an affidavit of 7 paragraphs. It was sworn to by one David Okoh. The facts disclosed in paragraphs 3-7 explain the grounds for this application. Paragraphs 3-7 read:

"3. That the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered judgment in Suit No. SC.23/1991, the Registered Trustees of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC (Nigeria) v. Henry O. Awoniyi and Ors., on the 15th of July, 1994 holding that …

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