(1988) JELR 45306 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.114/1987 ·  1 Jul 1988 ·  Nigeria
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In re: Adewunmi & Ors. (1988) NWLR (Pt.83) 483 (1988) 7 S.C (Pt III) 1
AUGUSTINE NNAMANI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAIDU KAWU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABDUL GANIYU OLATUNJI AGBAJE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court of appeal
grounds of appeal
substantial reasons
good cause
prima facie show
court of appeal rules
proposed grounds of appeal
1st defendant
2nd plaintiff
notice of appeal
exercise of discretion
mr. lardner
court of appeal act
high court
honourable court
case of bowaje v
exhibits bo1
grant of letters of administration
judgment of the high court of lagos state
mrs. bisi osibanjo 1st defendant
a. nnamani
applicants extension of time
behalf of the adewunmi family
considered judgment of that court
copies of the minutes of such meetings
family tree of lawal adewunmi family
governing rule of procedure
half brothers
high court of lagos state
interlocutory appeal
leading judgment
lead ruling
learned justices of the court of appeal
main issue
main reason
minutes of the meetings of the adewunmi family
paragraph affidavit
part hold
record of appeal
rule states
said address
said appeal
said applicants extension of time
set of people
submissions of both counsel
such beneficiaries

A. NNAMANI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit No. LD/654/79 filed in the High Court of Lagos State, the plaintiffs/respondents claimed the following reliefs against the Defendants/Respondents herein:-

"1. A declaration that the Plaintiffs are entitled to the grant of Letters of Administration to the estate of Alhaja Nimota Asabi alias Iya Toyinlate 0137, Akinwunmi Street, Yaba who died intestate at the said address on 15th December, 1977;

2. An order that the Caveat entered by the Defendants against the application for a grant of administration be vacated;

3.(a) An order that the 1st Defendant renders an Account of the sum of N19,800.00 found in the house of the late Alhaja Nimota Asabi alias lya Toyin and handed over by the family to the 1st Defendant in February 1978 for safe keeping.

(b) An order for the payment of any money with the 1st Defendant to the Bank of India (Nigeria) Ltd., Breadfruit

Street, Lagos to reduce the overdraft indebtedness of the Late Alhaja Ni…

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