ADEROUNMU & ANOR.
V.
OLOWU

(2000) JELR 44210 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.234/1992 ·  18 Jan 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Aderounmu v. Olowu (2000) 4 NWLR (Pt.652)253
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ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
law
appeal
appellants
error
grounds
grounds of appeal
case
power of attorney
trial judge
ground
court of appeal
counter-claim
lkolaba family
notice of appeal
certificate of occupancy
declaration of a statutory right of occupancy
high court
misdirection of fact
parcel of land
questions of fact
application of such rules
butt of the appellants
careful reader of the grounds
case of the appellants
conclusion of oral hearing of this appeal
decision of the high court of oyo state
dictum of nnaemeka-agu jsc
general onus
grounds particulars of error
incompetence of grounds of appeal
judgment of the court of appeal
later date
leading judgment
learned justices of the court of appeal lbadan
nature of their complaints
nnaemeka-agu
only ground
painstaking consideration of the evidence
possession of the respondent
prima facie evidence of title
prior title
reasonable person
rules of our appellate procedure
said grounds
validity of the document

AYOOLA, J.S.C: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeal (Ibadan Division: Ogundare, JCA, Ogbuagu, JCA (as he then was), and Muhammad, JCA) dated 16th April, 1992, whereby an appeal to the Court of Appeal, taken from a decision of the High Court of Oyo State (Adeyemi, J.) by the appellants in this appeal, (defendants at the High Court), was dismissed. On 4th April, 1986, the High Court entered judgment for the respondent in this appeal, (plaintiff in that court). By the judgment, the respondent's claim for a declaration of a statutory right of occupancy to a parcel of land at Ikolaba village, lbadan; damages for trespass and injunction, was granted and, the appellants' counterclaim for a similar relief was dismissed. At the conclusion of oral hearing of this appeal on 23rd November, 1999 this court dismissed the appeal and announced that reasons for the judgment would be given at a later date. My reasons now follow.

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