(2000) JELR 44125 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/8/S/98 ·  10 Feb 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Danjuwa v. Baaji (2000) 7 NWLR (Pt.665)396
Danjuwa v. Baaji (2000) 7 NWLR (Pt. 665) 396
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria DALHATU ADAMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
trial court
claim of the plaintiff
civil area court gombe
upper area court
gombe state sharia court of appeal
particulars of error
suo motu
trial area court
upper area court gombe
appellant malian saini danjuwa
area court edict
author of tuhfatul hukkam
civil area courts
decision of the lower court
decisions of both upper area court
duty of the presiding judge
following issues
gombe state of nigeria
grounds of appeal
islamic law
j.s.c. see
jurisdiction of the sharia court of appeal
leading judgment
learned kadis of the sharia court of appeal
lower courts
malik law p
muntaka-coomassie j.c.a.
notice of appeal
personal law
records of proceeding
records of proceedings
respective cases
sharia court of appeal gombe
sharia court of appeal gombe state
subject matter
sufficient evidence
supreme court
upper area court no.1 gombe
upper court

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is sequel to an action instituted in the civil Area Court Gombe, Gombe State of Nigeria, whereby the Appellant Malian Saini Danjuwa, claimed a land in the possession of a lady, Hajja Ba'aji. He claimed that the land in dispute was subject of a litigation between him and one Buba Yero. The Defendant, Hajja Ba'aji denied the claim and explained that her in-law Malian Ibrahim bought the land for her from Mallam Muhammadu Badara who was in possession of same for over seventeen years. The claim of the Plaintiff was given to the defendant by the Civil Area Court Gombe and the land in dispute was given to the defendant - Hajja Ba'aji. On appeal to the Upper Area Court Gombe, the decision of the lower Court was affirmed and appeal dismissed under section 59 (1) (a) of the Area Court Edict. The Plaintiff unsuccessfully further appealed to Gombe State Sharia Court of Appeal. That Court decided that the Plaintiff has slept …

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