ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
OKAY ACHIKE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court of appeal
learned trial judge
statement of claim
decision of the arbitrators
okporo community assembly
record of proceedings
part of exhibit c
jurisdiction of this court
light of exhibit
part of the land
rights of the plaintiffs
ala uhu abo lands
ancestor of the defendants
behalf of the defendants
customary rights of alaakabo ukwuekwuru
issue of title
judgment of the court of appeal
judgment of the trial
learned justices of the court of appeal
orders of the high court
parcel of the said lands
possession of the said ala akabo ukwuekwuru
respect of the various issues
said parcel of land
tendering of exhibit d
KUTIGI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the High Court holden at Orlu, the plaintiffs claimed against the defendants in the manner following:
"(a) Declaration that the plaintiffs are entitled to the customary rights of ALAAKABO UKWUEKWURU, UZO ULO and ALAAKABO lands situate at Umudim OKPORO within jurisdiction and each being of the annual value of N10.00 (Ten Naira).
(b) Possession of the said ALA AKABO UKWUEKWURU, UZO ULO and ALA UHU ABO Lands.
(c) Injunction restraining the defendants, their servants, agents and privies from interfering with the rights of the plaintiffs over the said parcel of land or in any manner selling parcel of the said lands to any body."
Pleadings were ordered, filed and exchanged. The action then proceeded to trial. Evidence was led on both sides. The plaintiffs called six witnesses while eleven witnesses testified on behalf of the defendants. Briefly stated, plaintiffs' case is that the defendants' ancestors migrated from Umuebu Umutanze thei…
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