I. L. KUTIGI, JSC. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court holden at Oguta the Plaintiffs in paragraph 15 of their Further Amended Statement of Claim, claimed against the Defendants jointly and severally as follows:
(a) Declaration that the Plaintiffs are entitled to the Customary Right of Occupancy to pieces or parcels of land known as and called OKWU OVURUEGBU,OKWU NKPURUNKWU,OKWU ADU, OKWU OGWUGWU,OKU NWAOKWU KWOFE AND OKWU NWAOKWOTU.
(b) N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) being general damages for trespass.
(c) Perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants, their servants or land agents from entering the said pieces of land.
After the filing and exchange of pleadings the case proceeded to trial. At the trial nine witnesses testified for the Plaintiffs while five witnesses testified for the Defendants.
The Plaintiffs' case is that the land in dispute is a vast area of land comprising six (6) contiguous pieces or parcels of land of different names as stated above and whi…