Ratio DecidendiRatio Decidendi


(1980) JELR 45251 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.24/1979 ·  14 Nov 1980 ·  Nigeria
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(1980) All N.L.R 216 Edun v. Odan Community (1980) 3-4 S.C. 67
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
consent judgment
federal court of appeal
people of ojo
said mukandat araga akinleye
olojo of ojo
mukandat araga akinleye
supreme court
okokomaiko community
court of last resort
terms of settlement
8th defendants
judgment of the federal court of appeal
lagos state government
12th june
high court ikeja
court of first instance
chief yakubu dawodu
odan parapo family
oral argument
5th defendants
ikeja high court
people of iba
presiding justice
said judgment
settlement of the case
1st respondents
above case
agreed terms of settlement
a. n. aniagolu
chief kehinde sofola
civil procedure
consent of the parties
details of the consent judgment
different counsel
grant leave
judgment of this court
leading judgment
purported appeal
represented party
ruling of the high court ikeja
said affidavit
said oba moses erinle
sets of defendants
sets of respondents
support of the application chief yakubu dawodu
western region high court

A. N. ANIAGOLU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 12th June, 1980, this Court, upon consent of the parties, delivered a consent judgment in the above case which came on appeal to the Court from the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal. The details of the consent judgment (hereinafter simply referred to as the Consent Judgment) were as contained in the judgment of this Court as read by my Lord, the Presiding Justice, Sowemimo, J.S.C. as follows:


This case was instituted in 1961 and the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal came before us in 1980 that is 19 years after the institution of the case in the court of first instance i.e. the High Court Ikeja. At the court of first instance, the 2nd to 5th Defendants i.e. the Odan Parapo family (including Adu family), who are the 1st Respondents before us; the 6th to 8th Defendants, the Okokomaiko community, who are the 2nd Respondents before us properly made an application at the Ikeja High Court to be joined to the s…

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