ATUNRASE & ORS.
V.
FEDERAL COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS & HOUSING & ORS.

(1975) JELR 45208 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.171/74 ·  20 Jun 1975 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
(1975) 1 All N.L.R 331 (1975) 6 S.C. 1
CORAM
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
oloto chieftaincy family
land
learned trial judge
6th january
chief williams
exhibit c
additional evidence
grounds of appeal
m. osezua ovonlen
mr j. b. atunrase
part of the land
permanent secretary
public lands acquisition act
suit no. m
10th january
amount of compensation
awards of the learned trial judge
case of the 10th claimant
chief e. jas
chief oloto of oto
claim fails
conveyance exhibit
conveyance exhibit c
conveying parties
counter affidavit
date
date of the service
determination of the following questions
exhibits u
ex parte
federal commissioner
following passage
following terms
government notice of acquisition
government notices nos
hearing of an application
high court of justice lagos
high court of lagos state
issue of a certificate of title
legal estate
mr j. b. atunrase of 69a
part of the federal commissioner
present appeal
reply of the director of lands
respect of the land
right title
successful claimants
such findings
t. o. elias
various statements of interest

T. O. ELIAS, C.J.N. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit No. M/186/69, the Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing took out an originating summons in the High Court of Lagos State in the following terms:

"Let all Parties attend at the High Court of Justice Lagos on Monday the 17th day of November, 1969 at 9 o'clock in the forenoon on the hearing of an application on the part of the Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing Lagos, for the determination of the following questions:

The Person or persons entitled to the Land situate at Yaba East, Lagos Mainland and described in the Government Notices Nos. 2444 and 131 dated 22nd December, 1962 and 10th January, 1964 respectively, copies whereof are attached hereto, and the amount of compensation payable therefore. "

In the schedule attached to the summons are to be found the names of certain persons who were likely to be affected by the Government Notice of Acquisition under the Public Lands Acquisition Act (Cap.167) in respect …

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