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(1977) JELR 46327 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.183/1975 ·  3 Jun 1977 ·  Nigeria
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(1977) All N.L.R 194 Egbuson v. Ikechiuku (1977) 6 S.C. 1
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

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said church of all properties
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trustees of the church

SIR UDO UDOMA, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from the judgment of the High Court of the former Midwestern, now Bendel State, holden at Benin dated 28th February, 1974. The appeal has been instituted by the appellants, who as plaintiffs, had claimed for themselves and on behalf of all the other members of St Joseph's Chosen Church of God against the respondent, therein defendant, the following:

"(i) a declaration that the defendant has ceased to be a member of the Saint Joseph's Chosen Church of God;

(ii) an order for the removal of the defendant as a sole Trustee of Saint Joseph's Chosen Church of God;

(iii) an order for the appointment of the plaintiffs as Trustees of the Church aforesaid;

(iv) an order that the defendant do render a true and correct account of all properties, moneys and other assets or benefits which he has received in his capacity as sole trustee of the Saint Joseph's Chosen Church of God up to the date of the order of his removal or up to s…

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