(2005) JELR 46328 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.294/2000 ·  11 Feb 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Sosanya v. Onadeko (2005) 8 NWLR (Pt.926)185
Sosanya v. Onadeko (2005) 8 NWLR (Pt. 926) 185
SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria DENNIS ONYEJIFE EDOZIE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
nomination committee
ogunsere ruling house
grounds of appeal
ruling house
odemo of isara
6th respondents
1st defendant
learned trial judge
complaint of the appellant
qualified candidate
findings of fact
selection of the 1st respondent
statement of claim
stool of odemo of isara
general meeting of the rokodo
judgment of the court
judgment of the trial court
customary law
leading judgment
learned counsel
4th respondent
above facts
basis of this appeal
careful perusal of the issues
case of the appellant
chiefs law
common ground
considered judgment
decision of the trial court
dominion flour mills ltd.
following authorities
following cases
further error
high court of justice of ogun state
judgment of the learned trial judge
leave of the court
notice of appeal
ogunsere ruling house of the plaintiffs name
only purpose of the family meeting
orders of the trial court
rules of this court
said chieftaincy
said grounds of appeal
subject of the appeal
submission of the 1st defendant
such null

EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the court below (Coram. Onalaja. Tabai and Adekeye. JJCA), wherein the court affirmed the judgment of the trial court except the portion of the judgment on the propriety of joining the 4th respondent as a party to the suit. The action which is the subject of the appeal, was commenced by the appellant at the High Court of Justice of Ogun State in the Sagamu Judicial Division, before Ogunade, J. claiming declaratory reliefs and injunction against the selection of the 1st respondent as the Odemo of Isara.

Following the orders of the trial court, the parties filed their pleadings and which were later amended with the leave of the court.

Hence, the appellant's case is as contained in his amended statement of claim. The defendants now respondents, for their part defended the claims in two parts. For the first part, the 1st, 5th and 6th respondents filed an amended statement of defence. The appellant …

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