(2021) JELR 109191 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.565/2015 ·  4 Jun 2021 ·  Nigeria
Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC Ibrahim Mohammed Musa Saulawa, JSC Adamu Jauro, JSC

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The present appeal is consequent upon the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Judicial Division, delivered on July 15, 2015 in appeal No. CA/E/203/2013. By the said judgment the Court below, Coram M.A Oredola, T. S. Yakubu, and M. O. Bolaji- Yusuff, JJCA, dismissed the Appeal for lacking in merits.


The Appellants had the singular privilege of serving as the pioneer democratically elected councillors in the Ebonyi State Local Government system from 1999 to 2002. In the course of their tenure as councillors, the Appellants were duly paid their entitlement/allowances due thereto.

However, the Appellants were allegedly denied some entitlements for which they severally complained albeit after the expiration of the tenure thereof.

As law abiding patriots, the Appellants deemed it expedient to hearken to the due process procedure under the rule of law by instituting the instant action at the Ebonyi State…

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