OLATUNDE & ANOR
V.
ABIDOGUN & ANOR

(2001) JELR 44339 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.170/1996 ·  14 Dec 2001 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Olatunde v. Abidogun (2001) 18 NWLR (Pt.746) 712 (2001) 12 S.C (Pt.I) 123
CORAM
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court
appellants
evidence
respondents
issues
learned trial judge
trial court
traditional evidence
judgment of the trial court
lower courts
2nd defendant
grounds of appeal
jagun alasa family
resolution of the issue
1st defendant
appointment of the 2nd defendant
death of samuel oyewo
jagun alasa of ogbomoso
judgment of the court
leading judgment
settled principle
trial judge
amended notice of appeal
briefs of argument
case of the respondents
claims of the respondents
combination of the essential complaints of the appellants
end of the trial
following issues
following persons
following reliefs
further appeal
humble view
jagun alasa chieftaincy title of ogbomoso
lagun alasa chieftaincy of ogbomoso
leave of this court
notice of appeal
only family
orders of the trial court
own behalf
respect of concurrent findings of facts
rules of this court
said olusidi
sets of issues
support of their case
support of their respective claims
traditional title

EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is a further appeal to this court from the judgment of the court below. The appellants' appeal to that court having been dismissed by the court below. In suit No. HOG/51/89, the appellants who were the defendants in the trial court were sued by the respondents as plaintiffs for the following reliefs:-

"(i) A declaration that the Jagun Alasa family is the only family entitled under the native law and custom to the lagun Alasa Chieftaincy of Ogbomoso.

(ii) A declaration that the 2nd defendant and/or his family, are not entitled under the native law and custom governing the chieftaincy to the Jagun Alasa chieftaincy title of Ogbomoso.

(iii) A declaration that the appointment of the 2nd defendant by the 1st defendant as the Jagun Alasa of Ogbomoso is invalid, null and void.

(iv) Injunction restraining the 1st defendant from recognising the 2nd defendant as lagun Alasa of Ogbomoso and the 2nd defendant from parading himself as the J…

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