LEWIS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In suit LD/493/63 the plaintiffs' writ read:-
"The plaintiffs' claim against the defendants jointly and severally is for an order compelling the defendants to a lease for a period of 15 years of the house and landed property situate lying and being at 95, Broad Street, Lagos as provided in paragraph 5B of the deed of lease dated 30th day of August 1949 and entered into between the plaintiffs' predecessors in title and the defendants' predecessors in title.
10(b) a further order fixing the rent per annum of the said premises to be paid by the plaintiffs to the defendants.
Inspite of repeated demands the defendants have failed to grant the lease."
Paragraphs 5-9 and 12 of the statement of claim read -
"5. The plaintiffs further aver that one Jacob Olumide Williams was the owner of a larger piece or parcel of land situate and being at 95, Broad Street, Lagos.
6. That by a deed of lease dated 3rd of September 1921 and registered as No. 23…