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OJUKWU V. OJUKWU & ANOR
(2000) JELR 43916 (CA)
Court of Appeal · CA/E/95/99 · 21 Jun 2000 · Nigeria ·
Ojukwu v. Ojukwu (2000) 11 NWLR (Pt.677) 65 Ojukwu v. Ojukwu (2000) 11 NWLR (Pt. 677) 65
EUGENE CHUKWUEMEKA UBAEZONU JCA
JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JCA
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JCA
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statement of claim
learned trial judge
president of nigeria
high court rules of anambra state
head of ojukwu family
member of the ojukwu
death of her husband
lagos state government
reasonable cause of action
said late christopher ojukwu
abuse of the process of court
administration of estates law
family of okpuno ebenator
father of the 2nd defendant
full brother of the appellant
mention of locus standi
most rev. timothy olufosoye
number of properties
order of injunction
ruling of an nnewi high court
son of the 1st respondent
spite of the fact
sufficient justiciable interest
UBAEZONU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal arose out of the ruling of an Nnewi High Court presided over by Ononiba J. The appellant as the plaintiff in the lower court. He sued the 1st respondent claiming as follows:-
1. A declaration that the said Late Christopher Ojukwu is not the father of the 2nd defendant.
2. A declaration that the said Late Christopher Ojukwu died leaving only three female issues as between him and the 1st defendant.
3. A declaration that the 2nd defendant is not a member of the Ojukwu family of Okpuno Ebenator Uruagu Nnewi, and cannot inherit therefrom.
4. An order of injunction restraining the defendants either by themselves, agents or privies from insisting that the 2nd defendant is a member of the Ojukwu's family of Okpuno Ebenator, Uruagu Nnewi and should inherit therefrom.
The 2nd respondent who is the son of the 1st respondent was later joined as the 2nd defendant. The 1st respondent was formerly married to the full brother of the ap…
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