OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Anambra State holden at Onitsha (hereinafter called "the trial Court") delivered on 23rd of November, 2017 in Suit No. O/303/2016.
At the trial Court, the 1st and 2nd Respondents as plaintiffs vide their Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim filed on 6th of September, 2016 sued the Appellants and 3rd Respondent as 1st, 3rd, 4th and 2nd defendants respectively and claimed as follows (unedited):
(a) AN ORDER invalidating and setting aside the purported Document(s) title Resolution of and Addendum to the Resolution of family meeting of Okposieke family dated the 9th day of May, 2010, authorizing the 1st Defendant to recover any Okposieke family land.
(b) A Declaration that any sale, gift and or distribution of the said surrendered or released family lands by the 1st Defendant both to members and non-members of Okposieke family by the 1st Defendant is null and v…