SANNI
V.
OKENE LOCAL GOVERNMENT & ANOR

(2005) JELR 45116 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/148/2002 ·  23 Jun 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Sanni v. Okene L.G. (2005) 14 NWLR (Pt.944)60
Sanni v. Okene L.G. (2005) 14 NWLR (Pt. 944) 60
CORAM
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MARY U. PETER ODILI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLABODE RHODES- VIVOUR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondents
action
public officers
defendants
laws of northern nigeria
law cap
cause of action
learned trial judge
execution of any law
provisions of section
trial judge
civil procedure
originating process
statement of claim
supreme court
basis of the public officers
kogi state government of nigeria
local government
public officials
act of the defendants
brief of argument
circumstances of this case
constitutional duties
decision of the trial court
different classes of cases
establishment of traditional council law
high court
high court of kogi state
joint statement of defence
kogi state government of nigeria vide
limitation legislation
limitation periods
long time
main purpose of the limitation period
member of the 1st defendant
military gov. ondo state
oral hearing of the appeal
own reply
point of law
provisions of the public officers
purported letter of the defendants
rules of kogi state
ruling of the kogi state high court
said legislation
statutory protection
statutory provision
trial of this suit raise
virtue of section
way of writ of summons

RHODES-VIVOUR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The proceedings leading to this appeal were initiated in the High Court of Kogi State, holden at Okene on the 20th day of November, 2001. In that court, the appellant as plaintiff claimed against the respondents, then defendants, by way of writ of summons accompanied by statement of claim as follows:

1. A declaration that the purported letter of the defendants dated the 19th of January, 1998, addressed to the plaintiff removing him as a member of the 1st defendant is unconstitutional, illegal, an abuse of power, null and void and of no effect.

2. An Order that since the plaintiff was not appointed by the defendants jointly and severally, having been appointed by the Kogi State Government of Nigeria vide a letter dated the 17th day of July, 1995, it is only the Kogi State Government of Nigeria that can remove the plaintiff by virtue of the Kogi State Chiefs Appointment Deposition and Establishment of Traditional Council Law 1992.…

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