(1998) JELR 45720 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.300/1990 ·  18 Dec 1998 ·  Nigeria
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Oyerogba v. Olaopa (1998) 13 NWLR (Pt.583)509
Oyerogba v. Olaopa (1998) 13 NWLR (Pt. 583) 509
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
2nd defendant
onilado chieftaincy
exhibit a
ajadi family
present case
1st defendant
olaitan akande
suit no.
acting onilado
issue estoppel
learned trial judge
present action
present suit
second defendant
trial court
main issue
court of appeal
oje families
earlier decision
exhibit a.
high court
leading judgment
local government
1st appellant
ancestor of 2nd defendant
applicability of issue estoppel
appointment of 2nd defendant
chiefs law
deaths of the original 2nd appellant
decision of trial high court
entitlement of ajadi family
evidence of the 2nd appellant
following issues
following order
issue of fact
learned trial justice
main plank of olaitan akande
matter of record
member of ajadi family
onilado of igbo ora
order of court
plaintiffs case
said judgment
second defendant claims ancestry
statement of fact
succession of minor chieftaincy of onilado

BELGORE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is a mailer concerning the succession of minor chieftaincy of Onilado of Igboora. Igboora is in the Ibarapa district of those southwestern Oyo speaking Yorubas but was under the suzerainty of Baale of Ibadan (now known as Olubadan of Ibadan). They share boundary with Egbas to the South and Yewas (formerly Egbados) to the southwest. Essentially they are Oyos but by linguistic twist known as Ibarapas. Ighoora has as its village head a Baale. In this suit as it is now the style in many Yoruba hamlets, attempt was made to refer to Baale as "Olora of Igboora", but for the purpose of (his judgment it is the title of Baale that I shall use.

The 1st appellant. Jacob Oyerogba the Baale (Bale) of Igboora and is the prescribed authority for the appointment of lesser chiefs under him. His town falls under Eruwa Local Government, but his traditional allegiance is to Olubadan. The second defendant belonged to Ajadi family, The evidence of The …

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