ALAKIJA & ORS.
V.
ABDULAI

(1998) JELR 45585 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.42/1994 ·  8 May 1998 ·  Nigeria
 · 
Other Citations
Alakija v. Abdulai (1998) 6 NWLR (Pt.552) (1998) 5 S.C 1
Alakija v. Abdulai (1998) 6 NWLR (Pt. 552) 1
CORAM
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellants
learned trial judge
evidence of p.w.2
suit no. hk
exhibit e
grounds of appeal
present proceedings
ewedairo family
previous suit
court of appeal
earlier suit
lead judgment
parcel of land
present suit
alhaji abudu gafari olalabi sulu
said land
correct statement of the law
decision of the learned trial judge
evidence of the witness
land registry
rejection of the evidence of p.w.2
trial court
decision of the court of appeal
facts of the case
family raise funds
finding of fact
following issues
high court of lagos state
issue of ownership
j. b. daniel
leading judgment
learned justice of appeal
order of the court
portion of a large area of land
proper time
provisions of land use decree
reserved judgment
respect of the said piece
said moses akanbi olubode omotoye
said plot of land forms
said transaction
total formulation of issues
total rejection of such evidence
virtue of a deed of conveyance

OGWUEGBU J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants as plaintiffs and Executors/Executrix of the estate of Olajide Alakija Instituted the action leading to this appeal in the High Court of Lagos State against the defendant who is the respondent herein claiming as follows:-

"(a) A declaration that they are the owners of all that piece or parcel of land with the structures thereon situate and lying and being at Ipaja, Orile-Agege, in Ikeja Division of Lagos State of Nigeria which Parcel of land is vested in the Plaintiffs' late father, Mr. Olajide Alakija by virtue of a Deed of Conveyance dated 30th July, 1965 and registered as No. II at page II in Volume 871 of the Land Registry, Ibadan then Western State of Nigeria. in the alternative the Plaintiffs claim a declaration that they are the people entitled to a Certificate of Occupancy in respect of the said piece or parcel of land mentioned in paragraph I above, pursuance (sic) to the provisions of land Use Decree (1979),

There's more. Sign in to continue reading.

judy.legal is the comprehensive database of case law and legislation from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gain seamless access to over 20,000 cases, recent judgments, statutes, and rules of court.

Get started   Login