NWOSU
V.
NNAJIUBA

(1997) JELR 45510 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/238M/96 ·  23 Jul 1997 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Nwosu v. Nnajiuba (1997) 12 NWLR (Pt.531)
Nwosu v. Nnajiuba (1997) 12 NWLR (Pt. 531) 160
Uzondu v. Uzondu (1997) 9 NWLR (Pt. 521) 466
CORAM
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RAPHAEL OLUFEMI ROWLAND Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MORONKEJI OMOTAYO ONALAJA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court
applicant
case
chieftaincy stool of amaokpara autonomous community
honourable court
imo state government
lead ruling
status quo
amaokpara autonomous community
interlocutory injunction
local government
order of injunction
chieftaincy matter
exclusive preserve of the family of the defendant
eze-elect of amaokpara autonomous community
guiding principle
interlocutory injunctions
lower court
nze joseph ibe nnajiuba
presentation of the defendant
supreme court
traditional ruler
appellate court
arguable points of law
brother katsina-alu
cases of martins v
chairman of the nkwerre
chief bon nwakanma
civil action
consequential orders
discretion of the court
exceptional circumstance
exercise of the judicial discretion of the court
exhibits a
eze james uzozie nwosu
following terms
general rule
grant of injunction
grant of stay of execution
guiding principles
katsina-alu
legal right
local government area of imo stale
order of the honourable court
pius nwosu
present dispute
said judgment
subject matter
subject of strict rules
successful party

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…

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