(2014) JELR 40038 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.65/2001 ·  11 Apr 2014 ·  Nigeria
WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SULEIMAN GALADIMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria BODE RHODES - VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
ruling house
chiefs law
trial court
lower court
provisions of section
akire of ikire chieftaincy declaration
ruling houses
direct sons of kuje
akire of ikire chieftaincy
akire of ikire chieftaincy title
6th defendant
chiefs law of oyo state
common ground
counter claim
ruling houses of akire of ikire chieftaincy
violation of section
breach of the rule of natural justice
case of appellant
facts of the case
ikire native law
ikire stool
learned trial judge
above judgment
akire chieftaincy ruling house declaration
akire of ikire chieftaincy kingmakers
appeal of appellant
breach of ikire customary law
chief a.o. fadugba of counsel
chief law
chieftaincy committee of iwo
chieftaincy dispute
claims of the then plaintiffs
existing registered declaration
finding of that court
following cases
houses of akire of ikire chieftaincy
ibadan division of the court
inclusion of aketula family
installation of a new akire of ikire
judgment of the court of appeal
judgment of the high court of oyo state
leading judgment
mother of aketula
opinion of the learned counsel
recognized order of rotation
recognized ruling house
recommendations of the said commission of enquiry
ruling houses of akire
substantial evidence

WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal in appeal No. CA/I/56/901 delivered by the Ibadan Division of the Court on the 8th day of May, 2000 in which the Court dismissed the appeal of appellant against the judgment of the High Court of Oyo State, Holden at Ife Judicial Division in suit No. HIF/99/87 delivered on the 9th day of May, 1990 granting the claims of the then plaintiffs and the counter claim of the 3rd, 4th and 7th defendants.

This appeal arose from a Chieftaincy dispute involving the IKIRE Stool.

The facts of the case include the following: One Kujelanyo shortened to "KUJE" was the original founder of the stool. He had four children initially through four wives. The children were Disamu who was the eldest; Lambeloye; Ladekan and Onisokan; that in his old age Kuje was given a new wife who later begot another son named Aketula whose partenity is said to have been in dispute as some of …

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