AKERE
V.
GOVERNOR, OYO STATE

(2002) JELR 57756 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I//162/96 ·  11 Apr 2002 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN, JCA (Presided and Read the Judgment) MORONKEJI OMOTAYO ONALAJA, JCA FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI, JCA
Core Terms Beta
jurisdiction
appellants
compensation
learned trial judge
miscellaneous provisions
learned judge
lead judgment
issues
lower court
sum of n21,222,348.25
trial
high court
constitution of the federation
decree no.
existing use value of the land
grounds of appeal
hectares of land
respect of the land
such claim
trial court
virtue of the provisions of the public lands acquisition
above question
acquired land
acquisition notice
applicable laws
application of sections
court’s jurisdiction
ibadan high court
institution of this case
interlocutory decision of the lower court
lands tribunal established
lead judgment of my noble lord akintan
outstanding compensation
oyo state
parcels of land
plaintiffs claim
present oyo state government
provisions of the applicable laws
respect of other acquisitions
respect of their parcels of land
said amount
said compensation
said public lands acquisition act
such decision
th e ap
unpaid compensation
virtue of the provisions of section
whole amount

AKINTAN, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): The dispute that led A to the institution of this case at Ibadan High Court in Oyo State as Suit No. M/367/92 arose over payment due to the plaintiffs, who are now appellants, for compensation due to them in respect of their parcels of land acquired by the government. The parcels of land were acquired in 1963 by the old Western Region Government for the purpose of establishing a farm settlement at Araromi-Akufo in Ibadan. The acquisition notice was published in the Western Region Gazette No. 9 Volume 12 of 7th February 1963. It was given Western Nigeria Notice No. 206 of 1963. The plaintiffs filed their claims for compensation shortly after the publication in the Gazette. About three years after the acquisition, the government paidcompensation due in respect of crops found on the land. But compensations due in respect of buildings and land were left unpaid. The government then promised to pay them later. The promise was, however, not hono…

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