FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal emanated from the judgment of the High Court of Justice, Ogun State, sitting at Ota Judicial Division in SUIT NOS. HCT/100/2011 BETWEEN CHIEF TAOFEEK OLAWALE FASINA (Baale of Ososun) --- Claimant AND CHIEF HEZEKIAH SOLANKE (The Ekerin of Ososun or Coronet Oba) and 6 ORS --- Defendants, delivered on the 3rd of July 2017. In that judgment, the learned trial Judge granted the Claimant’s claim in part, dismissed the counter-claim of the 1st Defendant and granted the counter-claim of the 6th Defendant in its entirety.
The instant 1st Respondent who was the Claimant at the lower Court took out a writ of summons wherein he sought the following reliefs:
a) A declaration that the act of the 2nd–7th defendants by appointing the 1st defendant Coronet Oba of Ososun is null and void.
b) A declaration that the 1st defendant is not entitled to be appointed and installed Coronet Oba of Ososun i.e. the appointment or anyth…