AMOLEGBE & ORS
V.
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE UNITED AFRICAN TRUSTEES METHODIST CHURCH & ORS

(2022) JELR 109160 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IB/91/2016 ·  12 Jan 2022 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
Jimi Olukayode Bada, JCA Folasade Ayodeji Ojo, JCA Abdul-Azeez Waziri, JCA

FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By an Amended Writ of Summons dated and filed on 11th of March, 2013 and at paragraph 18 of the Amended Statement of Claim filed along with the said Writ, the Respondents as Claimants claimed as follows:

“18. WHEREFORE the Claimant claims jointly and severally against the Defendants as follows:

(a) A DECLARATION that the Claimants are the bona fide owners of the parcel of land lying, being and situate at Mile 271/2, Old Lagos-Ibadan Road (now Sagamu Ikorodu Road), Oko-Oba, Ogijo in the Sagamu in Ogun State of Nigeria covered by an indenture dated the 29th day of December 1966 and registered as No. 49 at Page 49 in Volume 948 in the register of deeds now kept at the Lands Registry Office at Abeokuta.

(b) AN ORDER directing the Defendants to surrender possession of the said parcel of land whereon they are in occupation to the Claimant forthwith.

(c) AN ORDER declaring the Defendants as trespassers on the said parcel of land fro…

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