(1989) JELR 45820 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.187/1985 ·  12 May 1989 ·  Nigeria
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Akeredolu v. Akinremi (1989) 2 NWLR (Pt.108) 164
KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SAIDU KAWU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EBENEZER BABASANYA CRAIG Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court of appeal
learned trial judge
trial court
declaration of title
amended statement of defence
portion of the land
findings of fact of the learned trial judge
high court
part of the land
4th defendants
decision of delano
evidence of acts of ownership
grounds of appeal
judgment of the court of appeal
statement of defence
totality of the evidence
traditional evidence
4th plaintiffs
annual value of the land
application of the plaintiffs
approval of the plaintiffs
brief of chief williams
briefs of argument
conclusion of the hearing
conclusion of the trial
decision of the learned trial judge
evidence law
finding of the learned trial judge
first question
following grounds of appeal
leading judgment
lead judgment of dosunmu
leave of the court
number of grounds
paragraphs of the reply
parcel of land
rights of ownership
said paragraphs
second issue
specific findings of fact
support of the reply
various people
various ways

KAWU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants herein, as plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and the members of Ilugba family of Iga Ilugha, Otta, instituted an action against the respondents in the High Court at Ilaro Egbado, Abeokuta Judicial Division of Ogun State, claiming in their Amended Writ of Summons as follows:

"1. Declaration of title to the piece or parcel of land situate lying and being along Lagos/Abeokuta Road, Otta, Ogun State.

2. N200.00 (Two Hundred Naira) damages for trespass committed by the defendants for entering, surveying and clearing the land without the permission, consent or approval of the plaintiffs sometimes in 1976.

3. Injunction to restrain the defendants, their privies, servants or agents from committing further trespass on the land or alienating the land.

4. An order of Forfeiture against the 1st to 4th defendants of whatever right or interest they have in any part of the land in dispute. Annual value of the land is N20.00."

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