KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA.
In this case the plaintiff sued as Chief and Head of the Oshodi family on behalf of himself and family and claimed in his writ issued in January 1984 an order “to set aside the sale of real property situate at No.5 Freeman Street, in the town of Lagos in the colony of Nigeria and/or in the alternative to set aside the order of the Supreme Court dated 11th day of October, 1988, authorising sale of the said property on the ground that the property is the plaintiff's family property.”
The statement of claim is as follows:-
1. The plaintiff says that he is Chief and Head of the Oshodi family.
2. That the property in dispute is part of the compound known as Ajia Ijesha Compound situate at Freeman Street, Epetedo, in the town of Lagos, in the colony of Nigeria, and was originally owned by the late Chief Oshodi Tappa on behalf of himself and family.
3. That neither my predecessors in title nor my family or I did at any time alienate the said property.
4. That by native law…