The appellant was accused by the Native doctor in his village of armed robbery.
The respondent brought an action for declaration that he is the only recognized chief in Irawo.
The appellants were sued by the respondents at the Upper Area Court over ownership of a parcel of land.
The appellants were convicted for the murder of the deceased.
The appellants claimed and proved that their family is exclusively entitled to the chieftaincy position in dispute and that they had been occupying the office since 1931 when the village was formed
This was a dispute as to who of the contending parties was entitled under customary law to be the head chief of a village called Egbeda.
The plaintiffs/ appellants of Agbaka Family sold land to the 1st defendant Agbaka family later broke into factions which sold land to the plaintiffs.
The respondents sued the appellant at the High court seeking inter alia a declaration that there was only one chieftaincy stool in the village and he was entitled to be sworn in as the holder of sa
The 1st appellant was charged alongside other accused persons for the murder of one Mathew Ndueso.
The plaintiff at the High court is a Religious Body known as and called THE CHRIST METHODIST ZION CHURCH. It was founded in 1942 and has branches all over Nigeria including Mbiere.
The appellant refused to pay the respondent claims on the goods lost on a ship insured with it because there was no written report of the alleged loss made to i
Parties claimed to have gotten allocation of the land in dispute from the Oba of Benin through a different Land Allocation Committees.
The appellant claimed that only their community has the power to appoint someone to the chieftaincy stool in dispute but it was found that the the constitution of the community recognized the defen
By a writ of summons, the Plaintiffs, for themselves and on behalf of the Umuonewe family of Isikwe Achi in Anambra State instituted an action jointly and severally against the Defendants of Umundu
The appellant was identified by the victim of arm robbery as one of the persons who robbed him immediately after the incident.
The Respondents sued the Appellant claiming entitlement for arrears of overtime and medical arrears.
The proceedings were adjourned severally at the instance of the appellant and the trial court finally heard the matter in their absence and granted the respondent's claim.
The appellant was convicted for the offence of attempt to obtain money by false presences, forgery and Uttering but appealed on the grounds that his conviction was wrong in that the Act which creat
The 1st appellant appointed the 2nd appellant as receiver over the respondent, instead of acting as such, the 2nd appellant sold off the respondent's plants and machinery and took steps to wind-up
The Appellant sued the Respondent at the trial Court seeking a declaration that the Respondent is the son of Adele Nlerum of Oro-owo in Rumueme and was therefore disentitled from inheriting propert
This is an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Benin Division, in which the court allowed the appeal of the respondents, who were the appellants in the lower court.
The respondent (as plaintiff) sued the appellants (as Defendants) at the trial for a declaration as rightful holders of a customary right of occupancy in respect of some pieces of land, damages for
The plaintiff claimed title to the land in dispute through the approval of the Oba of Benin but did not prove that the land in respect of which the approval was obtained was the land in dispute.
The case of the Respondents before the trial court was that only the Obaro of Kabba was entitled to appoint the Obani of Oweland and not the Appellants.
The plaintiffs sued the defendants over the appointment of the 3rd defendant as the Eletu-Iwase of Lagos.
The appellants were arraigned for alleged robbery. The following day after the incidence, one of them offered some of the items stolen to the father of one of the victims.