KATSINA-ALU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The plaintiff, Nze Joseph Ibe Nnajiuba sued the defendant, Pius Nwosu in the court below claiming the following reliefs:
1. A declaration by the Honourable Court that the Chieftaincy Stool of Amaokpara Autonomous Community is neither hereditary nor the exclusive preserve of the family of the defendant.
2. A declaration by the Honourable Court that the plaintiff having been duly chosen, selected, identified, installed and presented for recognition by the overwhelming majority of the people of Amaokpara Autonomous Community is entitled to be recognized by the Imo State Government as the Traditional Ruler (Eze) for Amaokpara Autonomous Community.
3. An order of the Honourable Court restraining the defendant by himself, his servants or agents from parading, masquerading, styling or holding himself out as the Eze-elect of Amaokpara Autonomous Community.
4. A declaration by the Honourable Court that any purported identification, selection an…