AKINYEDE
V.
THE APPRAISER

(1971) JELR 45982 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.232/1968 ·  21 May 1971 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
(1971) All N.L.R 164
CORAM
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
extension of time
application
order
court
learned trial judge
motion
notice of appeal
appeal
applicant
case
counsel
high court lagos
date
reason
respondent
23rd june
29th may
guineas costs
judgment of the valuation court
june
previous application
13th may
17th july
annual value of 445pounds
applications of the appellant
case of a prayer
coker
common ground
course of its judgment
date of a decision
date of the decision
date of the ruling
days
decision of the 29th may
following observation
grant extension of time
high court of lagos state
leading judgment
only question
property
provision of order
rule
rulings
suo motu
support of this application
supreme court rules
valuation
valuation court

COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant before this court was the applicant in the valuation court where he had challenged an assessment of rates raised against him by the appraiser, now respondent. The property involved is No. 22 St. Gregory's Road, Ikoyi, and in the course of its judgment on the valuation that court had observed as follows:

"We are satisfied that the annual value of 445Pounds for the appeal premises the garages and boys quarters is fair and reasonable and it is hereby ordered that this value be substituted for the sum of 463Pounds now appearing on the valuation list."

The judgment of the valuation court was delivered on the 8th of April, 1967 and it is common ground that the appellant if dissatisfied with the judgment, as indeed he was, had a period of thirty days after the judgment within which to appeal to the High Court of Lagos State. On the 13th of May, 1967, the appellant filed a motion in the High Court Lagos asking for "an order granti…

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