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(2008) JELR 40228 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.262/2002 ·  15 Feb 2008 ·  Nigeria
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C.C.C.T.C.S. Ltd. v. Ekpo (2008) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1083) 362
NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
exhibit a
lower court
1st appellant
court of appeal
1st defendant
learned trial judge
consent of the governor
counter affidavit
no. 3c enebong avenue
purported conveyance
exhibit b
following reliefs
learned counsel
original documents of the survey
provisions of the land use decree
case of the appellants
concurrent findings of facts
criminal case
fraudulent acts
instance of the appellants
judgment of the court of appeal
learned trial chief judge
signing of exhibit a
sum of n400,000.00
surrounding facts of this case
above question
alienation of rights of occupancy
appeal no. ca
appeal of the appellants
consent of the military governor
discharge of an alleged debt of n80,000.00
following orders of this court
ground of coercion
hard facts
image of the 1st appellant
instant further appeal
land use decree
leading judgment
learned trial judge occasion
ownership of the said property
present respondent
result of an investigation
said property
suit no. c

ONNOGHEN, J.S.C (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal holden at Calabar in appeal No. CA/C/5/99 delivered on the 24th day of April, 2007 in which the court dismissed the appeal of the appellants against the judgment of the High Court of Cross River State holden at Calabar in suit No. C/11195 delivered on the 20th day of November, 1995 in which it entered judgment for the present respondent who was the plaintiff in the suit.

The action was instituted by respondent by way of originating summons for the determination of the question;

whether, in accordance with the Land Use Decree 1978, valid title has been passed from the plaintiff to the 1st defendant arising from the agreement of 25th January, 1987, over the plaintiff's property situate at No. 3C Enebong Avenue, Calabar?"

In addition to the above question, the plaintiff/respondent sought the following reliefs:-

"(A) A declaration that the purported conveyance is null, void and…

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