BAMBE AND ORS
V.
ADERINOLA AND ORS.

(1977) JELR 46309 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.325/75 ·  14 Jan 1977 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Bambe v. Aderinola (1977) 1 S.C. 1 (1977) 1 S.C 1
CORAM
ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
action
application
7th defendants
lagos
plaintiffs
pleadings
order
statement of claim
8th defendant
chambers
ijaiye national society
learned trial judge
property of the society
rule
view
case
corporate body
defendants
first schedule
grounds
instant case
lower court
nature of a demurrer
point of law
registered trustees of the ijaiye national society
ruling of the lower court
second schedule
whole action
above action
civil procedure
c. o. madarikan
copy of the statement of claim
faction of the society consisting
following question
following terms
general damages of n30,000.00
ground of defence
high court
high court of lagos
latin word
leading judgment
main points
members of the society
name of the society
orders
previous registration of the society
purported change of name of the society
said action
time of the commencement of this action
virtue of order

C. O. MADARIKAN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In suit No.LD/1034/74 in the High Court, Lagos, the plaintiffs took out a writ of summons against the defendants.

Pleadings were ordered. In their statement of claim, the plaintiffs averred that the Ijaiye National Society was founded in 1931; that on the 10th of December, 1948, it was "duly registered and incorporated under the Lands (Perpetual Succession) Act"; that consequent upon certain disagreements amongst members of the Society, a faction of the Society consisting of the 1st to 7th defendants, made some false representations to the 8th defendant as a result of which the 8th defendant issued a fresh certificate to them "purporting to change the name of the Society and cancelling the previous registration of the Society". The plaintiffs also accused the 1st to 7th defendants of interfering with the property of the Society and concluded their statement of claim by claiming -

"(1) DECLARATION:

(i) That the Ijaiye National …

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